The Mind Crime of August Saint

Alain Arias-Misson


Book, 21.6 x 14 cm, 420 p, language: English, publisher : Fiction Collective Two, Boulder, Colorado (USA). ISBN 0-932511-79-1.
Materials: ink, paper

Collection: Collection M HKA, Antwerp (Inv. no. B 2025/463).

**Literary synopsis** Determined to solve a dual crime-on the one hand an abstract Millennial Conspiracy perpetrated against the conventional "logocentric" mind, on the other a gruesome murder-litterateur-detective August Saint embarks on a most peculiar investigation. Saint wanders through a distinctly familiar European landscape, but simultaneously, inexplicably, finds himself traversing parallel media-spawned realties. In *The Mind of August Saint*, a fiction is built out of multiple visual media without reproducing any of these, a concept he names "superfiction" which was taken up in American critical discourse. Alain Arias-Mission mines the epistemological fault line where the old world of the written word lies uneasily against twentieth-first-century electronic media culture. [More](

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