Action Figures

© 2008 Michael Jacobson
first edition: Avance Publishing, 2008

this edition:

Literate Machine
www.literatemachine.com 2008

other projects by Michael Jacobson:
The Giant's Fence (Barbarian Interior, 2006) A Headhunter's Tale (preview № Press, 2008) thenewpostliterate.blogspot.com gallery

An Introduction
Who are these creatures? Are they the characters & things you might see, walking down the street in any big city? Are they the inhabitants of a metropolis at some time in the far future? Or are they the occupants of our own minds? Whoever they are, they walk a line between crazy exuberance, & standing in well-behaved rows. Some of them are reacting to their immediate neighbours, but they all seem to respect each others’ space. They hint at both Mayan glyphs & street graf. Oddly enough, Jacobson’s figures remind me of Nathalie Sarraute’s « Tropismes ». Some of Sarraute’s short prose pieces strike me as examples of fiction where the main character is third person plural: they, them.

Tim Gaze