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Elephant Links: Superflat, Barthes, Beckett

The Decadent Romans, Thomas Couture (1847)

Hiroki Azuma, a prominent Japanese literary critic examines the relationships between Murakami’s superflat conceptuality and otaku culture. “Otaku” is a Japanese word indicating a new cultural group which emerged in 1970s, built from various post-war Japanese subcultures such as manga, anime, Sci-Fi, tokusatsu films, models, computer hacking. (tags: theory)

“Once the Author is removed, the claim to decipher a text becomes quite futile. To give a text an Author is to impose a limit on that text, to furnish it with a final signified, to close the writing.” (tags: theory)

An interesting website that allows you to find out where your favorite celebrity, writer or thinker is buried. Includes pictures of their graves. (tags: websites)

Free MP3 of Beckett’s plays on BBC. The trilogy Molloy, Malone Dies and The Unnamable is also available at this site. (tags: writers audio)

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