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Self-Sabotage in the Name of K. Marx (Who He?)
by Richard Kostelanetz (November 2016)
Kenneth Goldsmith, Capital: New York, Capital of the 20th Century
Verso, 911 pp., $44.95
I’d like to like Kenneth Goldsmith’s Capital, a brick of a book of short texts about my hometown New York City, its size and form echoing Walter Benjamin’s classic The Arcades Project; but Capital is unreadable. The problem is not the text but its problematic design, which is not just odd but doubly odd for an author who graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design and has purportedly exhibited his visual art. more>>>