persona non sequitur

a review of media by a slightly jaded baby boomer.

Sunday, February 03, 2008

One of a series. Still funny, after nearly a century.

Anyway, there are a few other odd books. One is called A VOID, which is by Georges Perec, and was written without the letter "e". What makes this a feat worthy of some admiration is that it was written in French and translated into English. Perec also wrote an essay using only words with the letter e. This essay has yet to be translated.

Several reviews of the novel were published, smirkingly written, avoiding the letter e.

Then there's THE TRAIN FROM NOWHERE by Michel Thaler, which was written and published that has no verbs. It is also a book in French. It currently has not been translated, perhaps because it has no action. A description of it says it is about unlikeable people on a train. The french have all the luck.


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