A Novel

Void Front Press 2020


The question of the contract is a secondary question that has come in the awareness of the fact that there are things to take account of – that these things as such are given to begin with. That the question is impossible to answer once for all may be acknowledged in considering the fact that the conception of the contract as the ground of that which is will necessarily exclude that it be given as a thing to take account of. Rather it is thought of as already left behind by the awareness of the presence of the debt that it has grounded – which includes this very thought about the contract.


The problem of the true interpretation of the terms is not the problem of determining if any one construction be more valid than another, but the problem of determining how any one construction may be understood to signify the contract.






Sketches for a History (Minor Literature[s])

Volumes of the Law (Zeno Magazine)

Three Accounts (The Sultan's Seal)

On What Is (3:AM Magazine)

The Versions of the Contract (Zeno Magazine)

Notes on the Translation of the Contract (Burning House Press)

A Version (Ric Journal)

A Confession (The Sultan's Seal)

Three Fictions (Entropy Magazine)

The Book of X (Occulum)

Last Will and Testament (Ric Journal)

Template / Index (Dream Pop Press)

Cover image: "Sedimental Cantos", Berlin, 2019

Federico Federici