Friday, February 15, 2019

Texting and fiction …

… “Closer to poetry”: the art of texting in novels | Prospect Magazine. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)
In an interview with Bookforum about Leaving the Atocha Station, Ben Lerner said: “in a way [digital] chat is closer to poetry than prose in so far as the fragmentation of syntax bears an emotional charge”. This is a striking suggestionWhen you think of modernist poetry, with its shards of speech and broken lines, the similarities are hard to deny.

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