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Published 2001 | 26 pp
5 1/2" x 4 1/4"

Co-published with
Jab Books

Out of Print
ISBN 978-1-887123-42-6
Edition size: 1,000

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Night Crawlers on the Web
by Johanna Drucker

Johanna Drucker is well known for her remarkable artist's books which treat text as image and construct elaborate narratives replete with scholarly reference and autobiography. Night Crawlers on the Web was written in the late winter of 1999-2000 in Charlottesville, inspired by new friends and colleagues at the University of Virginia, to whom the book is dedicated. It evokes another of Johanna Drucker's passions—the Victorian novel. Here she paints a somewhat Gothic landscape peopled with hi-tech, lo-cal humanoids who speak in a language built largely around the ubiquity of consumer computers. Words like "mode", "display", "browser", and "pixel" proliferate as our protagonist wills an intangible cyberlover into existence. Somewhat reminiscent of William S. Burroughs, this is a humorous and imaginative romp through the looking glass which seems to mediate a great many of our daily lives.

 Illustrated in black and white with whimsical drawings.


Page Details
Cover large
pp. 4-5
pp. 12-13
pp. 20-21

To Figure Out What Is Happening: An Interview With Johanna Drucker

Johanna Drucker

Links to Other Sites
Johanna Drucker homepage
Artists' Books Online entry

Related Titles
Susan Bee/ Johanna Drucker | A Girl’s Life
Johanna Drucker | The History of the/my Wor(l)d
Johanna Drucker | The Word Made Flesh

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