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By Tao Lin

I scanned my replica of the improvement galley of Taipei via Tao Lin. there are lots of variations among this and the ultimate version.


From a piece of writing on idea Catalog:

Almost instantly upon commencing the package deal containing a replica of Tao Lin’s new e-book, Taipei, I took an image of my roommate retaining it and texted it to Tao, telling him we have been excited to ultimately learn it.

“Jesus. Galley is 200hrs of labor in the back of ultimate. Lol,” Tao responded.

“Looks like we’ll need to learn it 2x.”


Info from an previous eBay public sale: (note, the ebook I scanned doesn't have any handwritten edits)

Galley of "Taipei" (4 Jun 2013, classic) with handwritten edits/notes on pages 115-258 (see video). I edited the galley of "Taipei" for ~140hrs over ~15 days (the edits from pages 1-115 are on a published out PDF, which isn't integrated during this auction). those edits may be applied within the ultimate draft of "Taipei" (media those that I've steered to attend for the ultimate draft to learn: I or my writer will ship it to you inside of a couple of weeks, i believe; sorry for the delay).

Here's an instance of Tao Lin's editing. This picture is of an early draft of Taipei.


I used to be rereading Fernando Pessoa and Schopenhauer. I had eBooks of other versions in their stuff on my iPhone. I ordinarily learn eBooks off my iPhone. I keep in mind studying Elizabeth Wurtzel's memoir, extra, Now, back, approximately her attempting to write a e-book whereas utilizing loads of Ritalin and feeling since it used to be like what i used to be doing. other than she was once writing a nonfiction publication and wealthy adequate to maneuver to Florida to target her ebook. i used to be writing an autobiographical novel and borrowing from strangers on Twitter. whilst she defined her worst instances, like going right into a shopping center and feeling insane from Ritalin, i used to be like, “shit, that’s… basic, for me.”

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Matt returned with a large MacBook from the room he was sleeping in while on vacation. 'Thank you," said Paul smiling. " "You're the guest here," said Matt, and Paul gingerly asked if he "by chance" had an iPod cord, sensing he would enjoy further indulging an appreciative subject with his gratuitous helpfulness. Paul accepted Matt's iPod cord with a sensation, he felt, of daintiness, which remained as he transferred mostly pop-punk songs from Matt's MacBook to his iPod nano. , in his room, Paul bit a piece of a l 50mg Seroquel and listened to songs he hadn't heard since high school, mostly the EP Look Forward to Failure by the Ataris.

They seemed to be watching a foreign movie off her computer, then Paul noticed the light was on and that they were lying against a mound of blankets kissing lazily, with eyes closed and long pauses, maybe sometimes asleep. Paul became aware of his mix CD, of some of his favorite songs, sounding unpleasantly, almost nightmarishly noise-like. Paul realized they were trying to undo his belt and weakly imagined what would happen if his jeans were removed and heard Laura say "we just met" from what seemed like a nearby, inaccessible distance and wondered if he was asleep, or dreaming, but knew he was awake, because he was moving physically.

Laura was ten feet away, in a throne-like chair, facing Paul, but not looking at him, or anyone, it seemed. Whenever Paul looked or glanced at her she was fidgeting or squirming. " He looked at his hands, and felt his mouth and throat, doing what he was thinking, and felt vaguely confused. Was he instructing his brain? Or was he narrating what he saw and felt? Laura seemed less distracted, but more worried, than before. Paul moved toward her with what felt like a precariously sustained gliding motion and sat against and above her, on the chair's sturdy armrest, in a comically awkward manner he hadn't foreseen and was preparing to reverse, by returning to his seat, when Laura lifted his arm and placed it ungently around her neck-maybe a little disappointed that she had to do it herself-where it remained, independent and heavy as a small boa constrictor, for a vague amount of time, during which Paul, remaining almost completely still, felt increasingly reluctant to move, or speak.

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