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The Imaginary 20th Century (Signed)

The Imaginary 20th Century (Signed)

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By Norman M. Klein & Margo Bistis

Fiction. Essays. California Interest. In 1901, a woman named Carrie, while traveling in Europe, selects four men to seduce her, each with a version of the coming century. At least this is how the legend comes down to us. Inevitably, the future spills off course. We navigate through the suitors' worlds; follow Carrie on her misadventures; discover what she and her lovers forgot to notice. Gradually, we find out that Carrie's life is implicated in her uncle's world of business and political espionage. For over forty years, Harry Brown is hired by oligarchs to erase crimes that might prove embarrassing. A pioneer in how to troll, hack, and manipulate the truth for his clients, Harry often uses American myths of progress and future technologies in the cover-ups. Thus, as he likes to say, fiction is more believable than fact; and espionage is a form of seduction. In 1917, Harry sets up a massive archive of his niece's life and legend. In 2004, the remains of 'Carrie's archive' were unearthed and assembled in Los Angeles.

Published by ZKM Karlsruhe, 2016
Softcover, 240 pages
Dimensions: 9 x 6 inches (22.86 x 15.24 cm)
Signed by the authors

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