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ISBN-10: 1643620134
ISBN-13: 9781643620138
Publisher: Nightboat Books
Publish Date: 02/11/2020
Dimensions: 7.90" L, 5.10" W, 0.90" H

Grabeland

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Grabeland takes place in a country that no longer exists, in a culture rooted in soil and projections. Like a travelogue, the story tours the inner exiles of its characters as they test the limitations of their actual existence. Focusing on Germany and The United States, Grabeland dramatizes the formation of national identity and ultimately its dissolution through an accumulation of personal and collective experiences, anecdotes, accidents, propaganda, falsifications, histories, victimizations, inventions, dreams, and hopes.

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"The novel's elusive form, and formal playfulness, does some of the work I mentioned of confronting, or at least complicating, the ethical problems their project presents at the outset. By never allowing their subject and object to clearly cement themselves in typical genre-encoded positions of power, eteam on the one hand are the owners and artists subjecting others to the abstract fancy of their whims, and on the other implicate the art-making subject as the actual object being abstracted, controlled, and reworked through the process. " –Jacob Kahn, Full Stop

"For a book whose title invokes an operating system and that presents itself as an attempt to 'document and record the transformation the land was undergoing from being a place with fixed coordinates to becoming a location-independent platform, ' OS Grabeland is surprisingly friendly, humble, and familiarly structured. A more apt self-description from eteam might be this: 'There is a fundamental reality, we thought, and these are its symptoms. How banal, how random.'" –Harriet The Case of Distance Disengaged takes the reader on a mesmerizing, poetic journey through the post-war Balkans, a region whose past and the not-yet of its future move closely alongside the present. Lucid and dreamy at once, Distance Disengaged follows visual and cultural clues in search of an an ever-elusive culprit: human perception. How do we see (this part of) the world? How do we see ourselves? How does (this part of) the world see us? Weaving together suspenseful adventure with exquisite cerebral meanderings, Distance Disengaged opens up new possibilities for historical narrative, storytelling, and documentation, ultimately leading the reader through a most satisfying investigation of the tangle of reality and perception. - Hillit Zwick

"For a book whose title invokes an operating system and that presents itself as an attempt to 'document and record the transformation the land was undergoing from being a place with fixed coordinates to becoming a location-independent platform, ' OS Grabeland is surprisingly friendly, humble, and familiarly structured. A more apt self-description from eteam might be this: 'There is a fundamental reality, we thought, and these are its symptoms. How banal, how random.'" – The Poetry Foundation Harriet Blog

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ISBN-10: 1643620134
ISBN-13: 9781643620138
Publisher: Nightboat Books
Publish Date: 02/11/2020
Dimensions: 7.90" L, 5.10" W, 0.90" H
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