Words in Reverse - Laurie Anderson


ANDERSON (Laurie). Words in Reverse.
Second edition. 8vo. Unpaginated (16pp.). Stapled wraps with a promotional flyer for the series bound in. Buffalo, NY, Top Stories, 1982.
A tear to the upper wrapper encroaching slightly onto the cover image.
Published as Top Stories 2 (the series also included Jenny Holzer, Kathy Acker and others, this being the only issue to be reprinted). Entirely text-based booklet featuring ‘extracts from “Like A Stream” (1978) – a piece for string ensemble, tape bow instruments, and voice – and “Americans On The Move” (1979) – an extended series for voice, electronics, film, and instruments’. The cover photo by Marcia Resnick shows Anderson using ‘The Tape Bow Violin’. Some of the texts were later reworked into songs or incorporated into other performances.  

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