Twilight, A Symphony: The Great Lost Work of Michael Joyce

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Twilight, A Symphony remains one of the best novels in the career of Michael Joyce, a prolific author of electronic and print fiction. Unfortunately, the technological milieu of the work at the time of its publication in 1996 proved to be harsh, unfavourable, and ultimately (almost) deadly to the work. The global transition form Mac platform to Windows in the mid 1990s, the emergence of the Web as the platform for electronic literature publication, and the fading popularity of commercial, stand-alone authorial software such as Storyspace made Twilight, A Symphony stillborn on arrival. By the end of the decade only the specialised audience of critics and academics was able to read the work. Joyce himself call it his “great lost work.”

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Dene Grigar