Author: Norman M Klein and Margo Bistis

Norman M. Klein is the author of the award-winning media novel Bleeding Through: Layers of Los Angeles, 1920 -1986 (2003). A novelist, media and urban historian, his other works include The History of Forgetting: Los Angeles and the Erasure of Memory; 7 Minutes: The Life and Death of the American Animated Cartoon; The Vatican to Vegas: A History of Special Effects; FREUD IN CONEY ISLAND AND OTHER TALES (Otis Books/Seismicity Editions, 2006); A History of the Present: The Dismantling of the American Psyche; and THE IMAGINARY 20TH CENTURY (ZKM, 2016). He teaches at California Institute of the Arts.

Margo Bistis is a cultural historian and curator. She has published essays on philosophical modernism, caricature and urban culture, and is the author of a forthcoming book, Fanfare for Bergson's Ideas: Popular Enlightenment Culture in the Age of Mass Literacy. She teaches at Art Center College of Design.

The Imaginary 20th Century
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The Imaginary 20th Century


Fiction. California Interest. In 1901, a woman named Carrie, while traveling in Europe, selects four men to seduce her, each with a version of the coming century. At least this is how the legend comes down to us. Inevitably, the future spills off co...

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