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Parreno's influences

Creator of Thenabouts, Philippe Parreno, knows that in order to write well, you have to read well. Explore some of the authors and books which inspired his visionary exhibition.

These links will take you to Wikipedia overviews, as well as WorldCat.org, which is an international library database that will find you a copy of the book somewhere near you.

  1. Michael Crichton's Prey (2002) (aka the inspiration for HBO's Westworld)

  2. Marcel Proust's Swann’s Way (1913)

  3. Pierre Cabanne's Dialogues with Marcel Duchamp (1971)

  4. René Daumal's Mount Analogue: A Novel of Symbolically Authentic Non-Euclidean Adventures in Mountain Climbing (1952)

  5. Dan Simmons' Hyperion (1989)

  6. Greg Egan

  7. Neal Stephenson's Snow Crash (1992)

  8. William Gibson's Neuromancer (1984)

  9. Thomas Hood's The Bridge of Sighs (Full text of the poem at this link - 1844)

  10. Charles Baudelaire's Anywhere Out of the World (Full text of the poem at this link -1869)

  11. Stephen R. Donaldson's The Gap Cycle (1990-1996)

  12. Mary Shelley's Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus (1818)

  13. Jorge Luis Borges' The Garden of Forking Paths (1941)

  14. Douglas Coupland

  15. Philip K. Dick

  16. Umberto Eco

  17. Thomas Pynchon

  18. Serge Daney

  19. Stanislaw Lem

  20. Edouard Dujardin

  21. Jorge Luis Borges

  22. Don DeLillo

  23. Bruce Sterling

  24. Greg Bear

  25. David Foster Wallace

  26. Gilles Deleuze (Cinema 1: The Movement Image, 1983 and Cinema 2: The Time Image, 1985)

  27. Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari (A Thousand Plateaus: Capitalism and Schizophrenia, 1980, Anti-Oedipus, 1972)

  28. Mikhail Bakhtin

  29. Georges Bataille

  30. Clément Rosset