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Soft City

By Hariton Pushwagner

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Hariton Pushwagner’s Soft City, completed in 1975 (he began work on it in 1969), attracted a cult following then vanished entirely until 2002. After a lengthy lawsuit (Pushwagner, whose real name is Terje Brofos, had signed away the rights to all of his works while living rough), Soft City was finally republished in Norway in 2008.

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