Afterlives of Abandoned Work
Bloomsbury Academic, 2019
Afterlives considers the relevance of unfinished projects to cultural history and criticism, looking beyond famous posthumous work to investigate the abandoned everyday, from scrapped plans and rejected ideas to half-written novels or unfinished artistic works. It traces how the reading of abandoned creative endeavor – whether arriving in the form of a rejection letter, a disagreement with a collaborator, or simply walking away from one's desk-can change the way we think about cultural production, the creative process, and the intellectual construction of everyday life.
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Nick Thurston, ‘The Joys of being Undone’, Leeds Poetry Centre
Tim Groeland, Reviews, MHRA