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Eugene Thacker’s ‘anti-novel’ An Ideal for Living has been republished by Gobbet Press.

Congratulations to  Eugene Thacker on the success of An Ideal for Living.

Here are some opinions on the new ‘anti-novel’:

As today’s strategies of conceptual writing have become legitimized and clichéd, Thacker’s text reminds us of how radical and potent these gestures once were, treading a fine line between the mechanical and the authorial. This is an important book…these pages take cues from Burroughs and Gibson, while at the same time presciently pointing to the web-based path writing would take over the next decade. It’s a joy to see this back in print.

– Kenneth Goldsmith, author of Day and Soliloquy, founder of Ubuweb


Eugene Thacker’s An Ideal for Living in the apoptosis of hyperreal language shed a data flesh as a discourse toward death continuously from cracks in DNA…It is present in an inexplicable state of literary language and data.

– Kenji Siratori, author of Blood Electric and Mad In Japan

Eugene Thacker is an author, editor, and translator with a background in philosophy and literature.  His latest books include Excommunication: Three Inquiries in Media and Mediation, Dark Nights of the Universe, and Horror of Philosophy, vol. 1 – In The Dust Of This Planet. He teaches at The School of Media Studies at The New School.

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