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Uncreative writing : managing language in the digital age

Author: Kenneth Goldsmith
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, ©2011.
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Can techniques traditionally thought to be outside the scope of literature, including word processing, databasing, identity ciphering, and intensive programming, inspire the reinvention of writing? The Internet and the digital environment present writers with new challenges and opportunities to reconceive creativity, authorship, and their relationship to language. Confronted with an unprecedented amount of texts and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Electronic book
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Goldsmith, Kenneth.
Uncreative writing.
New York : Columbia University Press, ©2011
(DLC) 2011003302
(OCoLC)693812272
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kenneth Goldsmith
ISBN: 9780231504546 0231504543 9780231149907 0231149905
OCLC Number: 767569020
Awards: Winner of Book Prize 2015
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Revenge of the text --
Language as material --
Anticipating instability --
Toward a poetics of hyperrealism --
Why appropriation? --
Infallible processes: what writing can learn from visual art --
Retyping on the road --
Parsing the new illegibility --
Seeding the data cloud --
The inventory and the ambient --
Uncreative writing in the classroom: a disorientation --
Provisional language.
Responsibility: Kenneth Goldsmith.
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Can techniques traditionally thought to be outside the scope of literature, including word processing, databasing, identity ciphering, and intensive programming, inspire the reinvention of writing? The Internet and the digital environment present writers with new challenges and opportunities to reconceive creativity, authorship, and their relationship to language. Confronted with an unprecedented amount of texts and language, writers have the opportunity to move beyond the creation of new texts and manage, parse, appropriate, and reconstruct those that already exist. In addition to.

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