Flesh Film: A Cut-Up Novella. Jurgen Ploog.
Flesh Film: A Cut-Up Novella

Flesh Film: A Cut-Up Novella

ISBN: 9783943603484
Germany: Moloko Print, 2018. First Edition. Softcover. "The European mainland spawned a remarkable second wave of post-Burroughsian cut-up authors to expand upon his principles and took the technique deep into new territories. Jurgen Ploog belongs to this lineage of vigorous, exciting, cut-up practitioners which includes Claude Pelieu, Mary Beach, & Carl Weissner...What Ploog achieves in Flesh film is a text that exists within its own space, drawing on Burroughsian tropes while demonstrating the experimental flare of his successors, while also looking forward with a distinctly twenty-first century aesthetic...Ploog freely admits to editing his cut-ups, the cutting, splicing and reconfiguring of text analogous to the cutting and editing of film. A flesh film, no less." (Edward S. Robinson, quoted on front & rear flaps) Among the latest & furthest torch-carrying progressions of the cut-up method of writing pioneered by William S. Burroughs & Brion Gysin, by our friend & colleague at the European Beat Studies Network, the venerable German writer Jurgen Ploog. Ploog's acclaimed cut-up productions go back to WSB's own practice, & the two both contributed to such compilations as Cut Up or Shut Up (1972, Maynard & Miles, B63, Pg. 108). The text of this novella was first published online at Jed Birmingham's indispensable Reality Studio site in 2010, with less & different illustrations & a lengthy introduction by Robinson quoted above. This printed edition of 2018 features many color cut-up collage illustrations by Ploog on covers & throughout; & a section of other cut-up writings following the title novella. Oblong softcover original in wrappers with flaps, printed in Germany with all text in English. A wonderful & extremely rare production that takes the disruptive, innovative cut-up technique up to our current time. As new, in publisher's seal. As New. [Item #3493]

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