Reading the Remove of Literature

Nick Thurston

edited and introduction by Craig Dworkin

Nick Thurston is an artist living and working in Leeds. After collaborating on text-based artworks, this new publication is Nick’s first solo bookwork.

Nick has annotated and then appropriated a copy of Maurice Blanchot’s seminal book The Space of Literature. He has erased all of Blanchot’s words and re-set his own marginalia (at once poetic and philosophical) in the fonts and face of Blanchot’s edition, presenting a reading and the very possibility of reading: it litters the page and continues beyond the edges, forming as it does a piece of conceptual literature as an artist’s book, whose meanings are kept open by a tension with that which is removed and yet ever-present.

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