Wu Ming (3640 words)

Literary/ Cultural Context Essay

Context

Wu Ming is the name of an Italian writing collective created in 2000 by four members of the Luther Blisset Project (www.lutherblissett.net). After authoring the historical novel Q (1999), the four members stepped out of the LBP project committing, as they wrote, “seppuku”, and founded Wu Ming in Bologna. They baptised themselves using the new pseudonym followed by a number in alphabetical order: Wu Ming 1 (Roberto Bui), Wu Ming 2 (Giovanni Cattabriga), Wu Ming 3 (Luca Di Meo), and Wu Ming 4 (Federico Guglielmi). Wu Ming 5 (Riccardo Pedrini) joined them in the spring of the same year. The number of Wu Ming members has changed twice so far, when Wu Ming 3 and Wu Ming 5 respectively left the group in 2008 and 2016.

Citation:
Saporito, Paolo. "Wu Ming". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 02 April 2019
[https://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=19540, accessed 21 April 2019.]

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