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(Added links to Anglophone postcolonial poetry, Avant-Pop, Manifestos and Ars Poetica, Post-criticism, Experimental genre fiction, and Information design.)
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Postcolonial_literature Postcolonial literature - Wikipedia]
 
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Postcolonial_literature Postcolonial literature - Wikipedia]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/G._V._Desani G. V. Desani - Wikipedia]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilson_Harris Wilson Harris - Wikipedia]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dambudzo_Marechera Dambudzo Marechera - Wikipedia]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mudrooroo Mudrooroo - Wikipedia]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ben_Okri Ben Okri - Wikipedia]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salman_Rushdie Salman Rushdie - Wikipedia]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vikram_Seth Vikram Seth - Wikipedia]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wole_Soyinka Wole Soyinka - Wikipedia]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amos_Tutuola Amos Tutuola - Wikipedia]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Derek_Walcott Derek Walcott - Wikipedia]
  
 
=== The new experimentalism ===
 
=== The new experimentalism ===
 
==== Avant-Pop ====
 
==== Avant-Pop ====
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* Avant-Pop: Fiction for a Daydream Nation (Black Ice Books) by Larry McCaffery [[https://www.librarything.com/work/512144 LibraryThing]]
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* After Yesterday's Crash: The Avant-Pop Anthology by Larry McCaffery [[https://www.librarything.com/work/771064 LibraryThing]]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tomas_Alfredson Tomas Alfredson - Wikipedia]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Italo_Calvino Italo Calvino - Wikipedia]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Umberto_Eco Umberto Eco - Wikipedia]
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* Betrayed by Rita Hayworth by Manuel Puig [[https://www.librarything.com/work/128453 LibraryThing]]
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* Naked Lunch by William S. Burroughs [[https://www.librarything.com/work/5852 LibraryThing]]
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* Lost in the Funhouse by John Barth [[https://www.librarything.com/work/29286 LibraryThing]]
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* Industrial Poetics: Demo Tracks for a Mobile Culture (Contemp North American Poetry) by Joe Amato [[https://www.librarything.com/work/2881291 LibraryThing]]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kenneth_Goldsmith Kenneth Goldsmith - Wikipedia]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Coover Robert Coover - Wikipedia]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Angela_Carter Angela Carter - Wikipedia]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aimee_Bender Aimee Bender - Wikipedia]
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* White Noise by Don DeLillo [[https://www.librarything.com/work/4953 LibraryThing]]
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* Gravity's Rainbow by Thomas Pynchon [[https://www.librarything.com/work/10088 LibraryThing]]
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* Mark Z. Danielewski's House of leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski [[https://www.librarything.com/work/1488 LibraryThing]]
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* Europeana: A Brief History of the Twentieth Century by Patrik Ouředník [[https://www.librarything.com/work/179330 LibraryThing]]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_Leyner Mark Leyner - Wikipedia]
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* Traveling to Utopia: With a Brief History of the Technology by Young-Hae Chang Heavy Industries [[https://www.librarything.com/work/11864011 LibraryThing]]
 
==== Post-postmodernism ====
 
==== Post-postmodernism ====
  
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manifesto Manifesto - Wikipedia]
 
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manifesto Manifesto - Wikipedia]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ars_Poetica_(Horace) Ars Poetica (Horace) - Wikipedia]
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* Ars Poetica by Archibald MacLeish [[https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poetrymagazine/poems/17168/ars-poetica full text]]
  
 
==== Post-criticism ====
 
==== Post-criticism ====
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* Heuretics: The Logic of Invention by Gregory L. Ulmer [[https://www.librarything.com/work/173585 LibraryThing]]
 
== Experiment now: printed matter ==
 
== Experiment now: printed matter ==
 
=== Experiments with language ===
 
=== Experiments with language ===
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==== Experimental life writing ====
 
==== Experimental life writing ====
 
==== Experimental genre fiction ====
 
==== Experimental genre fiction ====
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* Iron Council by China Miéville [[https://www.librarything.com/work/4813 LibraryThing]]
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* Vellum: The Book of All Hours by Hal Duncan [[https://www.librarything.com/work/47894 LibraryThing]]
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* Ink: The Book of All Hours by Hal Duncan [[https://www.librarything.com/work/1162726 LibraryThing]]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iain_Banks Iain Banks - Wikipedia]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephen_Baxter_(author) Stephen Baxter (author) - Wikipedia]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Park Paul Park - Wikipedia]
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* Century Rain by Alastair Reynolds [[https://www.librarything.com/work/48231 LibraryThing]]
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* Blindsight by Peter Watts [[https://www.librarything.com/work/1333265 LibraryThing]]
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* Books of Blood | Series [[https://www.librarything.com/series/Books+of+Blood LibraryThing]]
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* Neverwhere: The Author's Preferred Text by Neil Gaiman [[https://www.librarything.com/work/14623622 LibraryThing]]
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* Mark Z. Danielewski's House of leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski [[https://www.librarything.com/work/1488 LibraryThing]]
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* The Everlasting by Tim Lebbon [[https://www.librarything.com/work/2811046 LibraryThing]]
 
=== Experiments with form and design ===
 
=== Experiments with form and design ===
 
==== Graphic narrative ====
 
==== Graphic narrative ====
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==== Information design ====
 
==== Information design ====
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* Exercises in Style by Raymond Queneau [[https://www.librarything.com/work/39048 LibraryThing]]
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* Double or Nothing by Raymond Federman [[https://www.librarything.com/work/151208 LibraryThing]]
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* The Gettysburg Powerpoint Presentation by Peter Norvig [[https://norvig.com/Gettysburg/ full text]]
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* Europeana: A Brief History of the Twentieth Century by Patrik Ouředník [[https://www.librarything.com/work/179330 LibraryThing]]
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* 2666 by Roberto Bolaño [[https://www.librarything.com/work/996213 LibraryThing]]
 
==== Interactive fiction ====
 
==== Interactive fiction ====
  

Revision as of 19:17, 24 March 2019

Introduction

This article is a list of links to authors, works, and categories in experimental literature. Its purpose is to give you a starting point for exploring works in this set of genres.

I've based the list's organization on The Routledge Companion to Experimental Literature (RCEL), a collection of scholarly essays on the subject.

This project is a work in progress.

How to use this list

If a category is well established in the field, I've linked to its Wikipedia article. If the author of the RCEL article was conducting their own survey of the category, I've listed the authors and works they cover with links to Wikipedia and LibraryThing wherever corresponding pages are available. I've also included links to a work's full text when that's available and links to background information from other sources.

Wikipedia

Wikipedia articles will give you background information on their subject, and they'll usually contain bibliographies that will point you to works related to that subject, such as works in the category or works by the author.

LibraryThing

LibraryThing is a social library catalog website that lets you catalog your collection. Here I'm using it for its recommendation features and its links to other sites.

When you visit a work's LibraryThing page, you can find related works in the "LibraryThing Recommendations" section and the "Member recommendations" section. You can also click on the tags users have assigned to it. Each tag link takes you to a page for that tag, which lists other works that have been assigned it, as well as related tags, subjects, and tagmashes, which are combinations of tags. You can create your own tagmashes.

In the upper right sidebar of a work's LibraryThing page, you'll find links to its corresponding page on other catalog websites, such as Amazon, Google Books, and WorldCat, a shared catalog of physical libraries worldwide. These sites will often let you look through a preview of the book. They'll also give you ways to find other related works, usually by recommendations or subject links on the work's page. If you're logged in, you can edit this section to show links from a long list of other sites.

General

The historical avant-gardes

Modernist-era experimentalism

Futurism

Expressionism

Surrealism

Absurdism

Postmodernist experimentalism

Postwar experimental poetry

The nouveau roman and Tel Quel

Lettrism and situationism

OuLiPo and proceduralism

Metafiction

Postmodern literature

Experiments with identity

Twentieth century avant-garde women writers

Twentieth century avant-garde African-American poets

Anglophone postcolonial poetry

The new experimentalism

Avant-Pop

Post-postmodernism

Globalization and transnationalism

Altermodernist fiction

Manifestos and Ars Poetica

Post-criticism

  • Heuretics: The Logic of Invention by Gregory L. Ulmer [LibraryThing]

Experiment now: printed matter

Experiments with language

Language poetry

Concrete poetry and prose

Found poetry and "uncreative writing"

Words in visual art

Literary inauthenticity

Experiments with narrative and fiction

Unnatural narratives

Impossible worlds

Experimental life writing

Experimental genre fiction

Experiments with form and design

Graphic narrative

Multimodal literature

Information design

  • Exercises in Style by Raymond Queneau [LibraryThing]
  • Double or Nothing by Raymond Federman [LibraryThing]
  • The Gettysburg Powerpoint Presentation by Peter Norvig [full text]
  • Europeana: A Brief History of the Twentieth Century by Patrik Ouředník [LibraryThing]
  • 2666 by Roberto Bolaño [LibraryThing]

Interactive fiction

Experiment now: beyond the page

The digital age

Digital fiction

Code poetry and new-media literature

Computer gaming

Virtual autobiography

Planned updates

  • Add a description for each category.
  • Add authors and works for the categories that only have general links.
  • Add links from other sites.