Mr. & Mrs. Hide, by Natalija Grgorinic & Ognjen Raden. ISBN: 978-0-9801392-1-1. 5 by 6.75 inches. 204 pages. Perfect bound. 02-14-2009. $14.
A writing duo from an unnamed country immigrate to Los Angeles and have trouble assimilating Southern Californian American culture, and, at times, each other. All manner of strange sexual and textual activity leads, mazelike, to an astonishing climax. Mr. and Mrs. Hide is the first English-language book by the editors of admit2.net, a web journal dedicated to collaborative writing. Having sworn to always write as a team, the authors are completing a dissertation at Case Western Reserve on the history and practice of collaborative writing.
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of Issues of Truth, Fiction and Reality
Based on the Example of the Novel “Mr. & Mrs. Hide” and Beyond by
Natalija Grgorinic & Ognjen Raden.
WATCH a short film (WMV).
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The news of _Mr. & Mrs. Hide_, the absorbing excerpt therefrom (which fills me with
obscure and complex affect/s), the marvellous Grgorinic-Raden essay in admit2
the interview with Professor Estabrook; all have me thinking (once again) about
I suspect that a collaborative _script_, inscription would need to amount to one
telepathic i.e. non-linguistically linguistic (sic) _re'gime_, a _re'gime_
analogous to that of a love affair and/or an enacted nostalgia; in view of its
being inscriptive then a contradictory unity of science and masochism. (That is
unless it's to amount to a tiny pragmatism, an address necessarily (as) that of the
most socially violent school system - something so far from my idea of inscription
I'm conflictually on the edge of calling it obscene and something of which _prima
facie_ I find no trace in or around _Mr. & Mrs. Hide_).
If this is right Ms Grgorinic and Mr Raden have - in view of their success _prima
facie_ - raised an absolutely astonishing standard; displacing the attendant
formational difficulties by committing to _writing_, managing the attendant
affective difficulties - if the excerpt is to be mined - by contextualising
this/these project/s in a social living (continually?) earthed of cathexis.
So what do we have here? one pre-/revolutionary _dyad_?! Eros beyond Thanatos, back
to bodies, first language (sic) .... My model's expanding, there's no better
Really they strike me as heroes of a kind. I'm trying not to mean that
Romantically. Singularity vs. individuality I parse as intentionality vs. extrinsic
phantasy, reality, onticity. There seems uniquely for my readings to be some
textual license for this.:)
Many congratulations to all on the publication!