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, which you should go and buy; 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.

This site was built using WordPress; it was made on a Mac mostly using Safari, but I look at things occasionally in Chrome, and they seem okay there. Apologies if it looks horribly wrong to you in anything else. 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. What else? Oh, Flickr! Remember Flickr? Generally I don’t!

Correspondence should be sent to Dan Visel, 11 Wilton Close, Singapore 138762.

13 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 :)

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