Proteotypes: Administrative Assemblages

Proteotypes: Administrative Assemblages

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ADMINISTRATIVE ASSEMBLAGES

In short, La Farge’s 13 Writhing Machines, given the contents of this first volume, promises not only to be an utterly entertaining presentation of various formal systems of literary writing, but an illustrative example of how to get writers, young and old, to experiment with new and empowering systems outside the scope of realist psychological narrative.
—Douglas Messerli

Administrative Assemblages is No. 1 in the series, 13 Writhing Machines, Tom La Farge’s pamphlets on constrained (oulipian) writing. Thirty-six pages long and illustrated with attractive and curious images such as Sir Francis Galton’s display case of eyeballs, Administrative Assemblages discusses the use in composition of forms that the world sends us: the book-index (J. G. Ballard), the US Zip Code Directory (Paul Metcalf), or the gallery checklist (Gilbert Sorrentino).

6″ by 7 ½”, 30 pages