Kenneth Goldsmith Fidget (, Coach House Books) (MP3) Recorded at the WFMU studios, Jersey City, New Jersey, September March Fidget has 86 ratings and 13 reviews. mwpm said: every move Kenneth Goldsmith’s body made on June 16, * * *Eyelids open. Tongue runs acros. The follow-up to the critically acclaimed No. , Fidget ruthlessly documents every movement made by Goldsmith’s body on Bloomsday (June 16) from

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Return to Book Page. Preview — Fidget by Kenneth Goldsmith. Fidget by Kenneth Goldsmith. The follow-up to the critically acclaimed No. Literary critic Marjorie Perloff compares Fidget to ‘a Beckett prose text,’ and says many witty and intelligent things about it in her afterword. Paperbackpages. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

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Lists with This Book. Jul 23, mwpm rated it liked it Shelves: Tongue runs across upper lip moving from left side of mouth to right following arc of lip. Bent right arm brushes pillow into back of head. Counterclockwise twist thrusts elbow toward ceiling. Toldsmith leaves interior of mouth, passing through teeth. Fudget slides back into mouth. El every move Kenneth Goldsmith’s body made on June 16, Thumb moves toward shoulder.


Joint lenneth thumb meets biceps. Elbow turns upward as knuckles of fist jam neck. Fist to right shoulder. Knuckles touch side of neck.

Backs of hands press against flat of neck. Heels of hands push into jaw. Fingers wrap around neck. Hands move toward jaw. Tips of fingers graze side of head.

Hairs tickle tips as they pass. Thumbs trail behind fingers. Legs bend at knees. Left knee drops to bed. Right knee drops to bed. Elbow moves toward nose. Air from lungs expelled through nose. Thumb and forefinger pinch, wiping mucus from lip. Mucus pools in right nostril. Index finger blocks right nostril. Mucus out right nostril. Forefinger caresses outside of thumb. Right foot propels body forward. Right knee drops, almost touching bed.

Muscles in right thigh and left buttocks stretch.

Fidget by Kenneth Goldsmith

Mucus drawn from nose into back of throat. Tongue gathers saliva and mucus.

Right hand moves to nose. Right thumb covers nostril. Right index finger moves to forehead near top of hairline. Finger moves from hairline to fiidget. Body contracts into fetal position. Right arm rests between knees.

Knees curve as body flips right. Left hand slides beneath right ear. Mucus pulled from nose to throat. Floods back of mouth.

Gathers in pouch of right cheek. Tongue coats top row of teeth in mucus.

Pushes to back of mouth. Tongue produces watery saliva. Air knneth tongue to teeth. Watery saliva dissolves mucus. Right hand to face. Index finger massages right eyebrow. Middle finger digs into left eye. Bottom teeth hit upper. Index finger extends into crack of buttocks and probes anus. Scratches once, twice, three times.


Strong pressure kennetb by fingertip. Finger glides over coccyx and out of buttocks. Forefinger moves to nostril. Tip of finger probes ridges inside nostril. Shape of left nostril conforms to shape of finger.

Shape fidger finger conforms to shape of left nostril. Finger removes caked mucus from nostril. Arms lock behind head. Hands move behind head. Right knee falls to bed. Mouth forms round o of swallow. Views nose profile to left. Vision blocked by shadow of nose. Eyes profile nose to right. Left hand to face. Tongue licks upper lip left to right. Head props on pillow. Left toes dig into underside of right knee. Right heel brushes hairs of left leg.

Right side of knee touches ground. Mucus pulled into throat. Left leg touches bed. Motion in left thigh. Belly rises from navel. Right leg moves away. Left leg scrapes ankle. Stretch starts at upper ribcage. Right knee moves to edge of bed.