Final Demands, Peter Reading, 1988
Publisher: Secker & Warburg
Final Demands, Peter Reading’s thirteenth volume, continues with his theme, “an on-running meditation on the impotence of his art.” The book has unnumbered pages containing a collage of untitled poems and prose from various voices, including a chapter from a novel (pseudo-found) and letters Reading describes as found material “some reworked, some verbatim.” Reading created visual differentiation of the voices by use of type style, from ornate handwriting to italics, large children’s book typeface, and typewriter print.
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