THE COFFIN FACTORY – “Last Memory” from “Notes on the Inconsolable” by Justin Taylor and Bill Hayward

by Bill on June 8, 2012

The current issue, Issue Three of  The Coffin Factory features an excerpt from a collaborative work by author Justin Taylor and myself entitled Notes on the Inconsolable. Notes… is an erasure of W.G. Sebald’s novel The Emigrants.

Erasure is a method of delving into the depths of a text to see what can be found there. But the eraser is liberated—as well as made anxious—by the knowledge that said findings are not discoveries but creations. The erasure-text is not a salvage: it has no reality independent of the search for it, the searching is in fact what made it real. Erasure, therefore, is a way of being read, at least as much as it is a way of reading. – notes on erasure by justin taylor


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