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"A book describes works conceived of but not realized by its author." Like "Suicide" and "Autoportrait," "Works" is another of Eduoard Lev?'s bewitching reconceptions of what the novel can (or should) do. A list of 533 projects, beginning with its own description--both likely and unlikely, sober and ridiculous; some of which Lev? later realized, most of which he did not--"Works" ranks with the fiction of Georges Perec for its seemingly limitless, ingenious, and comical inventiveness. A lampoon of conceptual art--if not, indeed, an exemplar of its charms at their best--"Works" is another piece in the puzzle of Lev?'s brief and fascinating life.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 138 x 214 x 14mm | 160g
  • Normal, IL, United States
  • English
  • 1564789039
  • 9781564789037
  • 304,736

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"Works" is a spectacle of pure form, a playful pageant of invention in service of nothing much more than itself. It's art made out of nonexistent art for art's sake.--Mark O'Connell"Slate" (01/01/0001)
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About Edouard Leve

Edouard Lev? was born on January 1, 1965 in Neuilly-sur-Seine. A writer, photographer, and visual artist, Lev? was the author of four books of writing--"Works," "Journal," "Autoportrait," and "Suicide"--and three books of photographs. "Suicide," published in 2008, was his final book.
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