It is not possible but it
is. The number of pages of this book is exactly infinite.
None is the first, none is the last.
Jorge Luis Borges, The book of sand
This volume of 790 pages, A4 size, gathers together the entirety of the works of 70 authors, as they were listed in 1974 by Guy Debord on an atlas page, known as «Literary Geography». The text was composed in Arial 1.8 pt. The installation of the book is a structure of 66.000 blank A4 pages, with the book on top of it; if the text were printed in a standard reading size (12pt), it would fill all the pages.
Table ronde, Villon, Charles d'Orléans, Montaigne, la Boétie, Montluc, Gondi, Pascal, la Rochefoucauld, Bossuet, Molière, Montesquieu, Saint-Simon, Diderot, Saint Just, Chateaubriand, Stendhal, Nerval, Musset, Baudelaire, Lautréamont, Mallarmé, Rimbaud, Apollinaire, Proust, Breton, Angleterre
Shakespeare, Swift, Sterne, de Quincey, Coleridge, Scott, Carrol, Cravan, Stevenson, Joyce, Lowry, Espagne
Cervantès, Calderón, Gracian, Portugal
Camoëns, Pessoa, Italie
Dante, Machiavel, Pétrarque, Grèce
Homère, Héraclite, Thucydide, Hérodote, Aristophane Allemagne/Pologne
, Cieskowski, Marx, Clausewitz, Holderlin, Novalis, Schiller, Goethe, Nietzsche, Musil, Dada Roumanie
Tzara, Isou Russie
Gogol, Bakounine Perse
Poe, Melville, Hemingway Maroc
Li Bai, Tu Fu.
The gathering and the design of the texts was carried out with Raphaël Denis and the fabrication with Aurélien Farina.
"Corps 1" is a series initiated in 2009 by the Collectif anonyme (Raphaël Denis/Martin Gautron/Adrien Lécuru/Gabriel Leger). The purpose of the series is to compose an entire text on a single surface.
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