Saturday, November 07, 2009

found art

I enjoy reading "what was that book?" sites, except I am often baffled by the incredible illiteracy displayed by the people asking. It's hard to believe that some of them have ever actually read a book. But I just now got it. The lack of punctuation and run-on sentences and ungrammatically jumbled together bits of information... it's all a (subconscious?) representation of the memory itself, in its randomness and vagueness. As if by putting forth the memory as close to how it appears to them as possible, it might strike a chord more in a reader. I doubt it works, but it's kind of beautiful in a strange way.

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