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ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND WORDS IN SEARCH OF AN AUTHOR

50 years after Michel Foucault’s visionary questioning of the primacy of the author-function, and in the face of rapidly changing cultures of writing and reading, internationally acclaimed authors were invited to take part in a playful and highly productive experiment: the writing of a text in the first person singular, arbitrarily but strictly limited to exactly 1000 words. The texts are presented and published without the author’s name. Whether fictional or auto-fictional, they are in the best sense great literature in condensed form.

 

The project is accompanied by a photographic series specially conceived by Julian Roeder.

 

It will be presented at the festival Authenticity and Feedback from November 21 to 24, 2019.

 

http://100000words.net