Exercises in Style

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New Directions Publishing, 1981 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 197 pages
The plot of Exercises in Style is simple: a man gets into an argument with another passenger on a bus. However, this anecdote is told 99 more times, each in a radically different style, as a sonnet, an opera, in slang, and with many more permutations. This virtuoso set of variations is a linguistic rust-remover, and a guide to literary forms.
 

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Queneau sets for himself the challenge of writing the same story, and it is a very slight story indeed, using several different styles and techniques. This edition also includes the efforts of current ... Read full review

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User Review  - lucybrown - LibraryThing

Queneau sets for himself the challenge of writing the same story, and it is a very slight story indeed, using several different styles and techniques. This edition also includes the efforts of current ... Read full review

Contents

NOTATION 2I DOUBLE ENTRY 23 LITOTES
23
METAPHORICALLY
24
RETROGRADE
25
SURPRISES
26
DREAM
28
PROGNOSTICATION
29
SYNCHYSIS
31
THE RAINBOW
32
PRECISION
37
THE SUBJECTIVE SIDE
39
4I ANOTHER SUBJECTIVITY 43 NARRATIVE
43
WORDCOMPOSITION
45
NEGATIVITIES
46
ANIMISM
48
ANAGRAMs
50
permutations pages 129133
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WORD GAME
33
HESITATION
35

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