Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Kris Martin | Idiot

Kris Martin
Aspen, US: Aspen Art Press, 2009
1496 pp., 11.4 x 3.8 x 14.6 cm., imitation leather
Edition size unknown

Belgian artist Kris Martin dedicated himself to the task of transcribing - by hand - the entirety of Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s 1869 novel The Idiot, every day for five months. Martin substitutes his own name for the protagonist Prince Myshkin, who had been exiled at a Swiss sanatorium for the treatment of his epilepsy who returns to Russia to collect his substantial inheritance.

Available for Amazon, here, for $15.00 US.

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