NIGHT CRAWLERS ON THE WEB
by Johanna Drucker
 



ISBN: 1-887123-42-3$15.00

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Johanna Drucker is well known for her remarkable artists books which treat text as image and construct elaborate narratives replete with scholarly reference and autobiography. Night Crawlers on the Web evokes another of Ms. 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" "pixel" proliferate as our protagonist wills an intangible cyber lover into existence. Somewhat reminescent of William Burroughs, this is a humorous and imaginative romp through the looking glass which seems to mediate a great many of our daily lives. Ms. Drucker has illustrated this small volume with whimsical drawings; the work "was written in the late winter of 1999-2000 in Charlottesville, inspired by my new friends and colleagues at the Univerisity of Virginia...."

2000 ISBN 1-887123-42-3 $12 PB 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" 26 pp

Other Granary Books titles by this author:
Figuring the Word
The Century of Artists' Books
The History of the/my Wor(l)d
Narratology
The Word Made Flesh

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