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Yep. Just the punctuation.

Nicholas Rougeux is someone who is intrigued with making data visual. He also is intrigued with discovering data where we thought there was none. His Between the Words project takes classic pieces of literature in the public domain, removes all … Continue reading

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“The Fallguy’s Faith” by Robert Coover

Falling from favor, or grace, some high artifice, down he dropped like a discredited predicate through what he called space (sometimes he called it time) and with an earsplitting crack splattered the base earth with his vital attributes. Oh, I’ve … Continue reading

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How 8th graders prefer to annotate text 3 1/2 weeks before the end of the school year

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“Housekeeping Observation” by Lydia Davis

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Conflict in Literature by Grant Snider

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Doris Lessing 1919-2013

Doris Lessing died yesterday at 94. I remember reading her Golden Notebook over 40 years ago and although the details of the novel are little more than vague in my brain, my emotional response as a reader is not. I … Continue reading

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“Problem” by Lydia Davis

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Scuppernongs

I was surprised while shopping last weekend to find scuppernongs at Whole Foods. While reading To Kill A Mockingbird every spring at school, the students always ask what a scuppernong is. Harper Lee uses the term at least three times. I … Continue reading

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Bruno Schulz’s The Street of Crocodiles

I came to this book through Jonathan Safran Foer’s Tree of Codes, which is an excised novel of Schulz’s The Street of Crocodiles. Foer explains at the end of his book that he had always wanted to create an excised … Continue reading

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This is Not a Novel by David Markson

Markson’s This is Not a Novel actually is very much a novel but appears as a disconnected collection of quotes, the ways a variety of artists have died, musings, journal type notations, coincidences, gossip, anecdotes, glimpses into the creative life which … Continue reading

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