Item Details

The Best American Book of the 20th Century: A Novel

Société Réaliste ; designed by Project Projects
Format
Book
Published
[Eindhoven] : Onomatopee 100, [2014]
Language
English
ISBN
9789491677267, 9491677268
Summary
The best American book of the 20th century consists of the first sentence of the first best-selling book of 1900, as listed; the second sentence of the second best-selling book of 1900, as listed; the third sentence of the third best-selling book of 1900, as listed; the fourth sentence of the fourth best-selling book of 1900, as listed; the fifth sentence of the fifth best-selling book of 1900, as listed; the sixth sentence of the sixth best-selling book of 1900, as listed; the seventh sentence of the seventh best-selling book of 1900, as listed; the eight sentence of the eight best-selling book of 1900, as listed; the ninth sentence of the ninth best-selling book of 1900, as listed; the tenth sentence of the tenth best-selling book of 1900, as listed; the eleventh sentence of the first best-selling book of 1901, as listed; and so on up to the end of the century, to the thousandth sentence of the tenth best-selling book of 1999. Each sentence is footnoted with its reference. Ten sentences form one paragraph, representing one year. Ten paragraphs form one chapter, representing one decade. The book represents a century: the American Century.
Description
111, [1] p. ; 21 cm.
Notes
  • "Released in the framework of the exhibition at Onomatopee project space Eindhoven, September-October 2014. Editorial team: Niels von Tomme, Freek Lomme, Prem Krishnamurthy and Société Réaliste)" -- Colophon.
  • "Consists of work done by undergraduate and graduate students at the University of Virginia, the University of Illinois, Catholic University, and Brandeis University, from 1998 to the present, using the rankings from "Bowker's Annual Publisher's Weekly" -- Back cover.
Local Notes
SPECIAL COLLECTIONS: Original paper covers. Robert and Virginia Tunstall Trust Fund, 2014/2015.
Technical Details
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