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No Document

Crawford Anwen



Price: $26.95
Format: Paperback / softback
ISBN13: 9781925818611
Published: April 2021

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*Shortlisted for the 2022 Stella Prize*

No Document is an elegy for a friendship cut short prematurely by death. The memory of this friendship becomes a model for how we might relate to others in sympathy, solidarity and rebellion. At once intimate and expansive, Anwen Crawford's book-length essay explores loss in many forms: disappeared artworks, effaced histories, abandoned futures. From the turmoil of grief and the solace of memory, her perspective embraces histories of protest and revolution, art-making and cinema, border policing, and especially our relationships with animals. No Document shows how love and resistance echo through time.

Anwen Crawford is best known for her writing as a critic, but here she draws on her background as a zine-maker and visual artist, and her training in poetry, to develop a new way of writing about the past, using a symphonic method of composition and collage. No Document is an urgent, groundbreaking work of non-fiction that reimagines the boundaries that divide us - as people, nations and species - and asks how we can create forms of solidarity that endure.

'In this arresting book, Anwen Crawford reckons with the death of a close friend and comrade. Seeking a language suitable for grief, Crawford stitches together material from a wide range of sources in a poetic and allusive manner reminiscent of Susan Howe or perhaps a miniatureArcades Project. But this is no insular work of autobiography... A deeply moving anatomy of personal and political melancholy,No Document speaks as directly to the dead as it does to its reader.' - Joshua Barnes, Books+Publishing

Book details and technical specifications

Format: Paperback / softback
ISBN13: 9781925818611
Published: April 2021

Number of pages: 160
Width: 148 mm
Height: 210 mm
Depth: not specified

Publisher: Giramondo Publishing Co

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