The Readymades

by John Holten
The Readymades
  • ISBN-13: 9783943196009
  • Author(s): John Holten
  • Photographs by: Darko Dragicevic
  • Subject: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)|modern fiction
  • Publisher: Broken Dimanche Press
  • Imprint: Broken Dimanche Press
  • Publication Date: 20-08-2011
  • Format: p/b

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John Holten's remarkably confident debut novel The Readymades uses and abuses a number of literary genres: found texts from the history of modern art, witness testimonies, press releases and the narrative style of art history accounts. By juxtaposing the experience of war, the urge for artistic creation and the act of narrating the past, The Readymades launches a double strategy in which the artistic gesture becomes an attempt to overcome war, while simultaneously forced to partake in it. The Readymades is not just a novel, but also an on-going 'fictitious event'.
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John Holten's remarkably confident debut novel The Readymades uses and abuses a number of literary genres: found texts from the history of modern art, witness testimonies, press releases and the narrative style of art history accounts. By juxtaposing the experience of war, the urge for artistic creation and the act of narrating the past, The Readymades launches a double strategy in which the artistic gesture becomes an attempt to overcome war, while simultaneously forced to partake in it. The Readymades is not just a novel, but also an on-going 'fictitious event'.

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