Cut-And-Paste Before Computers

The method is simple. Here is one way to do it. Take a page. Like this page. Now cut down the middle and cross the middle. You have four sections: 1 2 3 4... one two three four. Now rearrange the sections placing section four with section one and section two with section three. And you have a new page. Sometimes it says much the same thing, Sometimes something quite different--cutting up political speeches is an interesting exercise--in any case you will find that it says something and something quite definite. Take an poet or writer you fancy. Here, say, or poems you have read over many times. The words have lost meaning and life through years of repetition. Now take the poem and type out selected passages. Fill a page with excerpts. Now cut the page. You have a new poem. As many poems as you like. As many Shakespeare Rimbaud poems as you like.


William S. Burroughs suggests finding new meaning in old works by creating mashups of texts.

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 The Cut-Up Method of Brion Gysin
Books, Brochures, and Chapters>Book Chapter:  Burroughs, William S. (1961), The Cut-Up Method of Brion Gysin, A Casebook on the Beat, 105-106, New York, Retrieved on -0001-11-30


15 MAY 2011

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