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Infinite Recursor or The Bride of DJ Spinoza
Infinite Recursor or The Bride of DJ Spinoza

Eugene Ostashevsky

illustrated by Eugene Timerman

Poetry | $12 $10
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About the Author

Eugene Ostashevsky

Eugene Ostashevsky is a Russian-born American poet from New York City. His debut poetry collection, Iterature, displays the dissonant rhythms, heavy unexpected rhymes, and multilingual puns that occupied him at the turn of the century, as well as a healthy interest in mathematics. The Life and Opinions of DJ Spinoza employs characters such as MC Squared, Peepeesaurus, the Begriffon and, of course, DJ Spinoza, to explore the shortcomings of axiomatic systems with the insouciance and energy of Saturday-morning cartoons. He has edited an English-language anthology of Russian absurdist writings of the 1930s by such authors as Alexander Vvedensky and Daniil Kharms. His PhD dissertation was on the history of zero. He teaches the humanities at New York University. 

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Eugene Timerman

Eugene Timerman is a designer and researcher, exploring and finding new visual expressions and vocabularies. He expresses himself like an architect, musician, storyteller, scientist, modernist, futurist, comedian and cartoonist. At times we recognize his Russian Constructivist ancestors, but also the De Stijl movement, emanating in Holland. Adrian Frutiger, one of the most influential type designers, has been a major influence. At other times the starting points or end results seem rooted in American pop culture.