Book of prose and poetry completely written by a computer, using the Racter program. It was an early example of computer generated poetry and prose and claims to be the first computer-generated book.
It appears to have used more of a “mad libs” approach to text production than other approaches. (wikipedia)
The book is freely available as a pdf. (pdf)
Some selections from the work below, including the beautiful illustrations by Joan Hall.
Joan Hall is still a working artist and has a site for those interested in her art. (site)
The question of whether algorithms can be art is well-studied. See Computational Creativity
Some of these illustrations are reminiscent of the graphic novel Asterios Polyp
The text often resembles Markov chain text, like that found at this Darwin/Cormac McCarthy experiment. (Link)
Newer methods of computer writing are more sophisticated. See Philip Parker.