Annotated Ellipses: Revealing a Hidden Dot-to-Dot Game Within a Novelist's Eccentric Punctuation

Annotated Ellipses: Revealing a Hidden Dot-to-Dot Game Within a Novelist's Eccentric Punctuation

by Craig Conley
     
 

Donn Byrne riddled his novel The Wind Bloweth (1922) with ellipses. For example, page 158 alone features no fewer than 27 of them. The ellipses don't merely omit superfluous words or mark pauses. Far from it! In an astonishing number of cases, the ellipses illustrate the narrative, inviting the reader to "connect the dots." What follows is an illustratedSee more details below

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Donn Byrne riddled his novel The Wind Bloweth (1922) with ellipses. For example, page 158 alone features no fewer than 27 of them. The ellipses don't merely omit superfluous words or mark pauses. Far from it! In an astonishing number of cases, the ellipses illustrate the narrative, inviting the reader to "connect the dots." What follows is an illustrated celebration of Byrne's eccentric use of ellipses. Snippets of his text are here presented in a new order, to tell a story hidden within the ellipses.

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ISBN-13:
9781438269092
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
07/26/2008
Pages:
110
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.26(d)

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