Book Table for Triple Canopy’s Marathon Reading of Gertrude Stein’s The Making of Americans

“If you can’t say anything nice about anyone else, come sit next to me.”

…and with this Gertrude Stein quote we invite you to visit us this weekend at Triple Canopy‘s marathon reading of Stein’s The Making of Americans: Being a History of a Family’s Progress. The reading begins on Friday, January 18 at 7:00pm and will continue through Sunday, January 20. (full schedule)

Blonde Art Books has organized a book table featuring recent publications authored by many of the participating readers.

Below are the books that will be on display throughout the weekend.

Erica Baum
Dog Ear
Ugly Duckling Presse
2011

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Charles Bernstein
All the Whiskey in Heaven:
Selected Poems

Farrar, Strauss, Giroux
2010

Butler_IMG_4911

Pam Butler
The Good Girl Book
mooreartpress209
2010

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Paul Chan

Phaedrus Pron
Badlands Unlimited, Inc
2010

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Richard Kostelanetz
The Gertrude Stein Reader
Cooper Square Press
2002

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Richard Kostelanetz
Vocal Shorts
CreateSpace
2012

Leonard_Dia

Zoe Leonard
You see I am here after all
Dia Art Foundation, New York  /  Yale University Press, New Haven and London
2010

Landers_248

Susan Landers
248 mgs. a panic picnic
O Books
2003

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Rachel Levitsky
Neighbor
Ugly Duckling Presse
2009

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Douglas A. Martin
Once You Go Back
Seven Stories Press
2009

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The Masses
The Electric Information Age Album
published by Inventory Records
2012

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Sara Greenberger Rafferty
Double Issue
Self-published
2010

Raftery_Remote700

Barliant, Claire and Sara Greenberger Rafferty
Remote
Picturebox/Rachel Uffner Gallery
2011

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Yvonne Rainer
Poems
Badlands Unlimited, Inc
2012

Thurber_mice

Matthew Thurber
1-800-MICE
Picturebox
2011

Torop_Skydiving-Point of Rocks

Dan Torop
Skydiving
A-Jump Books
2010

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Hannah Whitaker
Imaginary Landscape No. 1
Self-publication
2012

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Aaron Beebe, Zoe Beloff, Amy Herzog, Norman Klein
The Coney Island Amateur Psychoanalytic Society and Its Circle
Christine Burgin, 2009

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Corina Copp
Pro Magenta/Be Met

Ugly Duckling Presse, 2011

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Sarah Crowner
Format
Primary Information
2012

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Saddam Hussein
On Democracy
Badlands Unlimited, Inc
2012

PP_Krakowiak_tumblr_mdt404Y4JD1rcujh9o4_r1_1280Katarzyna Krakowiak
Shorthand
Produced and designed by Project Projects
published by P!
2012

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Susan Landers
15: A Poetic Engagement with the Chicago Manual of Style
Least Weasel
2011

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Audrea Lim
Case for Sanctions Against Israel
Verso Books
2012

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Sara Marcus

Girls to the Front: The True Story of the Riot Grrrl Revolution
Harper Perennial
2010

Martin_In-the-Time-of-Assignments
Douglas A. Martin

In the Time of Assignments
Soft Skull Press
2008

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Anna Moschovakis
You and Three Others Are Approaching a Lake
Coffee House Press
2011

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John Munshour
First Novel
Self-published/handmade

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Nicholas Muellner
The Amnesia Pavilions
A-Jump Books
2011

Packer

David Packer
dog/india
Self-published
2011

Rilke_inner-sky

Rainer Maria Rilke, & translator Damion Searls
The Inner Sky: Poems, Notes, Dreams
David R. Godine, Publisher
2010

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Jeffrey Schnapp and Adam Michaels
The Electric Information Age Book

Inventory Books / Princeton Architectural Press
2012

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Amy Sillman, Charles Bernstein, Lisa Robertson
The O.G. #5
DVD with two Sillman animated drawings with poems by Bernstein and Robertson; booklet with poems.
2012

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Laurie Weeks
Zipper Mouth
Feminist Press
2011


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Zoe Beloff
Albert Grass The Adventures of a Dreamer

Christine Burgin, 2010

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Franklin Bruno
The Accordion Repertoire
Edge Books
2012

Coburn_im-that-angel_04

Tyler Coburn 
I’m that angel
Self-published
2012

Fama_mallwitch

Ben Fama
Mall Witch
Wonder
2012

Hull_aeoaprint

Timothy Hull and Paul Mpagi Sepuya

The Accidental Egyptian and Occidental Arrangements
Self Published

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Richard Kostelanetz
Pitches / Turfs / Fields / Arena
2013

Landers_covers

Susan Landers
Covers
O Books
2007

Verso 9781844674480 Book of Dissent - black

Audrea Lim & Andrew Hsiao
Verso Book of Dissent
Verso Books
2010

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Douglas A. Martin
Outline of My Lover
Soft Skull Press
2000

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Joseph McElroy
Night Soul and Other Stories
Dalkey Archive
2011

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Nicholas Muellner
Mountain Shadow Place 2012
A-Jump Books

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Julia Bryan Wilson, Maria Lind, Lisi Raskin, Risa Puleo, Gabi Scardi
Lisi Raskin – Mobile Observation
Riccardo Crespi
2008

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Nicole Rudick, Mike Kelley, Dan Nadel
Return of the Repressed: Destroy All Monsters 1973-1977
Picturebox, Inc.
2012

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Kate Shepherd
Red
Galerie Lelong, New York
2012

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Robert Slifkin

Bruce Nauman Going Solo
Companion Editions
2012

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Julia Weist; Jennifer Tobias; Ellen Lupton
Sexy Librarian
Ellen Lupton/Slush Editions
2008

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Matvei Yankelevich
Alpha Donut
United Artists
2012

Triple Canopy is pleased to present its second annual marathon reading of Gertrude Stein’s enormously long and allegedly unreadable novel The Making of Americans: Being a History of a Family’s Progress. Over one weekend, an invited list of New York–based artists, writers, publishers, scholars, and other collaborators will gather in Greenpoint to perform the entirety of Stein’s text in a continuous read-in, expected to last 52 hours, more or less. The schedule of readers is below, including time slots for walk-ins. There will be coffee and donuts during the dawn walk-in hours; borscht and booze at dinnertime; and champagne toasts.

Gertrude Stein and The Making of Americans have been central to conversations between literature, art, and publishing for more than a century; and those histories and connections are, in turn, central to Triple Canopy’s publishing and programming in Greenpoint, online, and elsewhere. Stein composed The Making of Americans from 1903 to 1911, though it remained unpublished until 1925, in an edition of 500. The novel wasn’t reprinted in full until 1966, by Fluxus artist and poet Dick Higgins’s Something Else Press (New York), making the book available to a new generation of writers and artists. From 1974 to 2000, Paula Cooper Gallery hosted marathon readings of The Making of Americans around New Year’s Eve, including Higgins, Alison Knowles, and John Cage, among many others. Triple Canopy’s read-in revives and updates that tradition, marking the continuing, branching (if largely subliminal) course of Stein’s book through our culture.

The current edition of the novel, published by Dalkey Archive Press, will be available for borrowing or purchase throughout the read-in. Blonde Art Books will be selling work by readers. We’ll be tweeting (#MakingUSA) and livestreaming the Americans as they progress. The marathon inaugurates Triple Canopy’s fifth year—we hope to see you there!

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