From the Inside Flap
in Jamais Vu VIEWS
were written for a newsletter and a book called The Jamais Vu Papers.
The highly experimental novel was originally published by Harmony Books (Crown) in 1991. It maintained a following over the years, and a newedition was published by Plays on Ideas in 2010. Here's what readers and reviewers said about the novel, The Jamais Vu Papers:
- "Cleverly plotted and seminally integrating illustrations and text."--Publishers Weekly
- "A playful romp through all the theoretical realities of current scientific thought." --Kirkus Reviews
- "A witty, unconventional exploration of reality." --Booklist
- "A witty and erudite restatement of some of the latest thinking about howwords and reality relate to each other." --Frank Zoretich, Albuquerque Journal
From the Back Cover
Over the years since its first publication, discussions and comments onThe Jamais Vu Papers
have cropped up on the Internet and other placeswith alarming frequency.
- Brad Johnson discussed it in his 1998 Amherst College Commencement Speech.
- Author Fred Alan Wolf littered his 1995 book The Dreaming Universe with quotes from Jamais Vu.
- On a website devoted to works influenced by Jorge Luis Borges, Greg Carden called Jamais Vu "the best postmodern novel I've read, or at least the mostentertaining. ... The literary equivalent of an M.C. Escher print onpeyote."
- Llixgrijb took on a life of his own and may still be found lurking around the internet.