Monday, June 16, 2008

Alphabetical Africa - An experiment by Walter Abish

Did you notice the thing above ( ) all the words letters begin with an A.

Not only that, even my post title attempted that with thanks :-)

You can read about Walter Abish here 

There was supposed to be no I in this novel, but there are 6 of them, out of which on the constraint of not using I, is violated only is 2 places. Not bad for a 100000+ words novel. My "Oh My Family!" novel, written in 1995, has in regular A4 formatting of 165 pages at 2000 to 2500 words/pages totaling amazing 400006 words. I am working on the Tamil version as well, and will imprint it once the English version publishes.

My dad an avid reader, found about this from Dr Chari at Kotagiri. (both are no more, and never heard about it till now I read on

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