Graham Rawle’s Woman’s World (Counterpoint, 2008)

My review of Graham Rawle’s novel Woman’s World just appeared in Hyperallergic Weekend.  Rawle constructed Woman’s World by first writing a rough draft of the story; Rawle, then, replaced his text, bit by bit, with language cut from women’s magazines from the 1960s.  My review discusses this very interesting process of revising-by-collaging.  The entire process took Rawle five years, and, all in all, he assembled around 40,000 individual pieces of text.  Here’s a sample page from the book:

~ by Michael Leong on May 7, 2012.

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