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Cover der Publikation »The Imaginary 20th Century«, text on golden background

The Imaginary 20th Century

Cover der Publikation »The Imaginary 20th Century«, text on golden background
Cover der Publikation »The Imaginary 20th Century«, text on golden background
Author / Editor
Norman M. Klein and Margo Bistis
Publishing house, place
ZKM | Zentrum für Kunst und Medien, Karlsruhe
Year
2015
Content

From the author of »The History of Forgetting« and »Bleeding Through« comes an historical novel that is at once a comic picaresque and a treatise on the twentieth century.

In 1901, a woman named Carrie, while traveling in Europe, selects four men to seduce her, each with a version of the coming century. Inevitably, the future spills off course. Gradually we discover that Carrie’s misadventures are implicated in her uncle’s world of business and political espionage. For over forty years, Harry Brown was hired by oligarchs to erase crimes that might prove embarrassing. Thus, as he often explains, espionage is a form of seduction.

Enhanced by historical essays, »The Imaginary 20th Century« is a playful and yet deadly serious meditation on one sentence: the future can only be told in reverse.

Colophon:
Project management: ZKM | Publications (Jens Lutz, Miriam Stürner)
Design: 2xGoldstein

Language
English
Description
240 pp., ill., 15,5 x 23 cm, soft-cover
ISBN
978-3-928201-48-3
Sponsors

Graham Foundation, Chicago

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