Monday, March 05, 2007

Georges Perec

Saturday was a sad day, as on that day in 1982, a singular artist was lost to us.

I am writing of the author of "La Disparation" which was a book famous for what it did not contain.

Writing is difficult. But writing without your most common symbol - now that's hard work.

I found that writing this blog posting using his approach (known as a "lipogram") hurt my brain, and took way too long. And this is not many paragraphs at all.

How this author could fill a book without using so many important words is astounding - a major triumph.

If you think crosswords hard, you want to try writing lipograms !

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