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Texts for Nothing

Harold Mendez

"Glorious prospect, but for the mist." Texts for Nothing is a fictional conversation in the form of a tragicomedy. Two characters, Braille Teeth (from a painting by Jean-Michel Basquiat) and Nobody (from the film Dead Man by Jim Jarmusch), share a difficult journey across a landscape abstract and universal yet sharply particularized. With appropriations from Jean-Paul Sartre, TV on the Radio, Deadwood, Samuel Beckett, Simone de Beauvoir, Shadi Abdel Salam, The Night of Counting the Years, Al-Mummia, Ralph Ellison, Stephen Wright, Cormac McCarthy, Kay Ryan, Jacques Lacan, Franz Kafka, Henry James, Albert Camus, Burnt Sugar the Arkestra Chamber, Edward Albee, Kobo Abe, W.G. Sebald, Arundhati Roy, and other sources.

Hardcover: 84 pages, 8.5 x 5.5 inches
Published by Future Plan and Program