Kenneth Goldsmith and UbuWeb

In addition to being the author of Uncreative Writing: Managing Language in the Digital Age, Kenneth Goldsmith is also the creator and curator of UbuWeb. Started in 1996, UbuWeb has become one of the leading resources for modernist, avant-garde, and experimental art, music, and literature. The Guardian described it as “a treasure house of recherché delights you won’t find anywhere else. And this is gold-standard treasure.”

The site includes films, mp3’s of famous writers reading their works, works of art, and texts. The site also includes Top Ten lists from artists, writer, poets, musician, and critics such as Charles Bernstein, Dennis Cooper, David Grubbs, Wayne Koestenbaum, Rick Moody, Marjorie Perloff, Alex Ross, and John Zorn.

For a sampling of the treasures to be found on UbuWeb, here are some recent additions to the site:

* Marshall McLuhan Audio Archive (1960-99) [MP3]
* Gus Van Sant Allen Ginsberg – Ballad of the Skeletons (1997)
*Samuel Beckett reading Murphy (1938) [MP3]
* William Burroughs reads Junky
* Caetano Veloso O Cinema Falado (1986)
* Amiri Baraka Sound Poems (1964-present) [MP3]
* Hugo Ball, ed. Cabaret Voltaire [journal, 1916]
* Marcel Duchamp, et al. The Deadman No. 2 [journal, 1917, New York]
* Michel Foucault Lectures (1978-83) [MP3]
* The Mekons and Kathy Acker Pussy, King Of The Pirates (1996) [MP3]

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