From Wikipedia: Analysing lipograms
Lipograms are sometimes dismissed by academia. “Literary history seems deliberately to ignore writing as practice, as work, as play“.
In his book Rethinking Writing, Roy Harris notes that without the ability to analyse language, the lipogram would be unable to exist. He argues that “the lipogram would be inconceivable unless there were writing systems based on fixed inventories of graphic units, and unless it were possible to classify written texts on the base of the presence or absence of one of those units irrespective of any phonetic value it might have or any function in the script. He then continues on to argue that as the Greeks were able to invent this system of writing as they had a concept of literary notation. Harris then argues that the proof of this knowledge is found in the Greek invention of “a literate game which consists, essentially, in superimposing the structure of a notation on the structure of texts”.
From Eunoia the book:
Read a PDF of Eunoia by Christian Bok:
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VOCABULARY and such:
If Beale Street Could Talk, by Baldwin
Obasan, by Joy Kogawa