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Canongate, 2008 - Poetry - 105 pages
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'Eunoia', which means 'beautiful thinking', is the shortest word in the English language to contain all five vowels. This book also contains them all, but never at the same time. Each of Eunoia's five chapters is univocalic: that is, each chapter uses only one vowel.

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User Review  - Alfirin - LibraryThing

This book is definitely an acquired taste, and one which I would recommend only to people who love words, word games, and linguistic oddities. It just so happens that I’m one of those people. The ... Read full review

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User Review  - magnuscanis - LibraryThing

The principal piece in this book is Eunoia, a univocalic lipogram in 5 chapters. Each chapter consists entirely of words using only a single vowel (one vowel per chapter). As with most poetry, it ... Read full review

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About the author (2008)

Christian B.k.began writing in his early twenties, while earning his B.A. and M.A. degrees at Carleton University. He returned to Toronto in the early 1990s to study for a Ph.D. in English literature at York Universtiy..Crystallography,.B.k's highly acclaimed poetry and prose book published in 1994.

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