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    DescriptionWhat happens when a love story has an infinite number of possible endings? What if a computer re-sorts a novel so that no copy is the same? A radical assault upon the novel from one of Italy's most radical artists. The story involves two lovers, there is disruption on the streets of Milan, protesters by Porta Ticinese. Can they escape and be together? How will events change their destiny? In Tristano, Nanni Balestrini brilliantly experiments with form and storytelling to create a new type of novel in which technology, author and the reader themselves collaborate to create the narrative. Constructed of ten chapters, each consisting of twenty texts taken from guidebooks, atlases, newspapers and fiction, each printed edition of the novel is ordered uniquely.


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    Title
    Tristano
    Subtitle
    A Novel
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Nanni Balestrini, Translated by Mike Harakis, Read by Umberto Eco
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 128
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 210 mm
    Thickness: 12 mm
    Weight: 368 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781781681695
    ISBN 10: 1781681694
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    Abridged Dewey: 813
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: PS
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC subject category V2: FYT
    BIC E4L: TRA
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    Ingram Subject Code: FC
    Libri: I-FC
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 74
    DC22: 853.914
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 853/.914
    B&T Approval Code: P24102101
    BISAC V2.8: FIC019000, FIC039000
    DC23: 853.914
    Thema V1.0: FBA, FYT
    LC classification: PQ4862.A37 T713 2014
    Edition statement
    Translation
    Publisher
    Verso Books
    Imprint name
    Verso Books
    Publication date
    03 February 2014
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    NANNI BALESTRINI is a poet and novelist, cultural and political activist. He began publishing his poetry in the early 1950s and wrote his first computer-aided poem Tape Mark I in 1961. In 1973, he joined the movement Autonomia Operaia and on April 7, 1979, was accused of subversive association and involvement in nineteen murders, including that of Aldo Moro. He took refuge in Paris until the charges were dropped. His novel The Unseen is also available from Verso.
    Review quote
    `Goodbye Gutenberg. Many alternative ways of spreading the adventure of literature are emerging. This exercise by Balestrini is absolutely central.` La Stampa `Finally the historical impasse between literature and new media ... turns into an opportunity to create something radically new.` Aldo Nove, Il Sole 24 Ore `Balestrini has created with Tristano a kind of poetry of the language ... promoting language to the role of protagonist, that is of hero, and where in traditional novels language voices the hero's thoughts and actions, in this new Tristano language voices itself and celebrates its wide number of opportunities and movements.` Angelo Guglielmi, L'Unità