Saturday, July 12, 2003

condensed writing

Like watching limbo sometimes you wonder how short can an attention span get? Anna Karenina ultra condensed from book-a-minute (via J walk )
See also movie-a-minute

Radio work is in some ways the inverse of stage work - a cutting-edge microphone permits actors to sound as if they are talking quietly within your head, which is deeply intimate and unsettling Guardian on (BBC) radio drama. (via Interconnected)

other half? duality of irony and ecstasy

Gender and writing, all is revealed through the old pronouns, post-head noun modifications with an of phrase, and to certain quirks in the use of punctuation apparently?"It seems surreal, even spooky, that such seemingly throwaway words would be so revealing of our identity..." 'They're like fingerprints,'' says Foster. (via The Writing Life)

Comments: condensed writing

re the condensed books - I had a giggle at the classics, especially War and Peace. (Though nothing really surpasses Woody Allen's condensed version: "It's about Russia".)
Posted by Gianna at July 14, 2003 12:12 PM

Yeah I agree G, Woody pinned it down.
btw - just checked out E E Cummings.
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Posted by boynton at July 14, 2003 02:11 PM

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