This is a blog, and I’m not sure what should be said about it. The title of this is from Duchamp, of course. I don’t remember exactly why the Robert Filliou quote ended up there; I was in Minneapolis, and things seemed dire at the time. The cover art was from Dettinger’s Oasis; then it was a picture of a sand sea in Libya in early 2011; then there wasn’t a header image, only a washed-out William Morris pattern as a background; now there’s nothing.

Since this has been going for a while now, many of the links don’t work; some of those are crossed out, but I don’t actually know how useful that is. Other things: my LibraryThing, the obligatory Twitter, a Pinterest, neglected. What else? Oh, Flickr! Remember Flickr? Generally I don’t!

I develop projects for electronic reading and writing, and information about that can be found at https://danvisel.net.

Correspondence should be sent to Dan Visel, via Romana 30 #3, Firenze, Italia 50125.

14 thoughts on “About

  1. Chanced upon your blog; delighted to discover there is a fellow Nervalian in the precincts. If you don’t have a copy of the Archipelago “Salt Smugglers,” let me know & I’ll send you a copy. rs

  2. Hi There, I saw your blog filled with interesting material and also noticed that you included epigraph from Robert Filliou
    on your masthead. I’ve written two articles on his work would be happy to send them yr way. Peace. MP

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  4. I’ve had quite an enjoyable introduction to your blog, which I chanced upon while searching for a reference by Roland Barthes to the intervention of reading caused by the bottom of the page.

  5. Dear Mr. Visel –

    I’ve been trying to track down William S. Wilson for years now. He taught me Chaucer in 1961 and was one of the very best instructors I ever had. I still re-read the notes I took.

    Have you any idea of how I might get in touch with him?

    Thanks very much,

    Bill Lannon

  6. Can’t thank you enough for getting back to me so quickly. Really appreciate it.

    You have created a marvelous site here.

    Thanks again, Bill

  7. Wondering if you’d email me–Dzanc Books is bringing out Joseph McElroy’s Cannonball next year, as well as a paperback version of Lookout Cartridge, and bringing much of his backlist to the eBook world, including his essay collection currently only available in Italy.

    Thanks, Dan Wickett

  8. Mr Visel–
    Thanks for the thoughtful and insightful overview of *Through the Valley of the Nest of Spiders.* As many have noted, you’re doing an interesting blog, here. Yes, Guy Davenport is a favorite writer, so I’m not surprised (and am pleased!) you notice bits and pieces of him throughout. We had a brief correspondence back in the last century’s ’80s and 90’s.
    –Best wishes to you,
    Chip Delany

  9. Excellent blog — I’m now a definite follower! And I loved the review of A Naked Singularity — definitely have to pick up that book now–though we’ll have agree to differ on Pynchon, whom you briefly mentioned in the review :)

  10. A question on one of entries on Pamela Moore:

    Hi there.
    I am a PhD candidate at the University of Adelaide in Australia.
    Pamela Moore’s Chocolates for Breakfast is one of the works that I analyze in my thesis.
    There is a publicity ad for the novel from Harper’s: https://withhiddennoise.net/2010/02/ads-for-pamela-moore/
    Since I cite this add in my thesis, I need to make sure if it is from Harper’s (monthly) or Harper’s Bazaar.
    Could you please help me with that?
    I look forward to hearing from you.
    My very kind regards,

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