PRINT, TAPE, LIVE VOICE
Lost In The Funhouse: Fiction for Print, Tape, Live Voice opens with directions: recorded and/or live voice should be used for some stories, Barth tells us, while others make “separate but equally valid sense in several media.” Each story, in fact, comes with its own reading instructions. Engaging with multiple forms of media is one of the ways Barth pushes the limits of the written word. As the various recordings in the John Barth Collection demonstrate—cassette tapes, videos, cds, and an LP—Barth’s work, in turn, has been captured and circulated in non-print forms that illustrate a history of rapid change in media technology.
Watch this space for audio recordings, coming soon!!!