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Posts tagged Kenneth Goldsmith

It’s refreshing to find a writer embracing the fact that nobody reads him:

My books are better thought about than read. They’re insanely dull and unreadable; I mean, do you really want to sit down and read a year’s worth of weather reports or a transcription of the 1010 WINS traffic reports “on the ones” (every ten minutes) over the course of a twenty-four-hour period? I don’t.

I love the end too: “The rest of culture has moved so far beyond such simplistic notions of originality, yet here we are in literature, still fifty years behind the rest of the world. It’s so tiresome.”

Kenneth Goldsmith interviewed by Dave Mandl in The Believer

image: Adrian Piper, Untitled 1968 work via

New book by Goldsmith: Uncreative Writing: Managing Language in the Digital Age