It is a kind of feeling and thinking which is indeed social and material, but each in an embryonic phase before it can become fully articulate and defined exchange.”—Raymond Williams, 1977

DEAR reader,

“Even in late sixteenth-
century usage,” writes Joad Raymond
in Pamphlets and Pamphleteering in Early
Modern Britain
, “the word pamphlet
was deprecatory. Pamphlets were small,
insignificant, ephemeral, disposable,
untrustworthy, unruly, noisy, deceitful,
poorly printed, addictive, a waste
of time.”

[SLUG] publishes pamphlets
and distributes them via email. All previous
pamphlets are archived here. We are
interested in texts that animate the history
of disadvantaged literature. Length ranges,
some are mere fragments. Subjects
are approached from various disciplines,
encircled, not addressed. Structure
and words are entangled to create lyric
narratives, sometimes in multiple languages.


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and Elisa Taber, and designed by
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