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Constrained language

Christian Bök, the author of Eunoia, gave a short reading on the Today programme the other day. It is the hearing as opposed to the reading, that the strangeness (and according to taste) aesthetic qualities are apparent.

BBC have a selection from each chapter. Mark Thwaite points out Eunoia is Oulipo.

The wiki:Constrained language gives a list of examples of where it is used.

November 2, 2008 - Posted by | general | , ,

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