Carrier Bag Fiction

© HKW / Spector Books / Olaf Nicolai

Publication series Das Neue Alphabet (The New Alphabet), Volume 6
Editors: Sarah Shin, Mathias Zeiske
Publisher: Spector Books, Leipzig, 2021
88 pages, German and English edition
color illustrations, paperback with folded dust cover
ISBN DE: 978-3-95905-462-1
ISBN EN: 978-3-95905-463-8
Price: 10 €

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What if humanity’s primary inventions were not the Hero’s spear but rather a basket of wild oats, a medicine bundle, a story. Ursula K. Le Guin’s 1986 essay The Carrier Bag Theory of Fiction presents a feminist story of technology that centres on the collective sustenance of life, and reimagines the carrier bag as a tool for telling strangely realistic fictions. New writings and images respond to Le Guin’s narrative practice of worldmaking through gathering and holding. With contributions by Sophia Al-Maria, Season Butler, Federico Campagna, Dorothee Elmiger, Laurel Halo, Ursula K. Le Guin, Taylor Le Melle, Enis Maci, Nisha Ramayya, Leanne Betasamosake Simpson, Sin Wai Kin fka Victoria Sin, Himali Singh Soin, Jenna Sutela and Anna Tsing

Table of contents:

Sarah Shin, Mathias Zeiske

Nisha Ramayya

Let’s Leap To the Place of the Two Pools
Anna Tsing im Gespräch mit Sarah Shin

World Without Heroes
Laurel Halo

nimiia log
Jenna Sutela

What the Bag Is Made Of
Enis Maci

Taylor Le Melle

The Carrier Bag Theory of Fiction
Ursula K. Le Guin

Ordinary Animals
Season Butler

for asinykwe
Leanne Betasamosake Simpson

Sin Wai Kin fka Victoria Sin

Federico Campagna

Himali Singh Soin

The Problem of the Hunter / (Magic) Pocket Theory of Fiction
Dorothee Elmiger

Little Oom
Sophia Al-Maria