News · 05/31/2012

The Map of the System of Human Knowledge

Congratulations to James Tadd Adcox, whose collection The Map of the System of Human Knowledge is now available from Tiny Hardcore Press.

The Map of the System of Human Knowledge is a short encyclopedia, full of entries that waver between fiction and memoir, poetry and prose, realism and irrealism.

Construction workers build Indiana’s first official mountain. The entrails of vacuum cleaners are examined for hints of a dark future. Gift shops are burned down, rebuilt, burned down once again.

New forms of fathers appear. A man builds his wife a womb to protect her from the cold while she bakes their daughter.

Entries end, almost inevitably, not on what we know, but on what we cannot know.