RARA-AVIS: An inquiry

From: ejmd ( ejmd@cwcom.net)
Date: 08 Feb 2000

Jeanheller@aol.com wrote:

> He has dialogue but no quotes, as in:
> My mother asked me if I was okay.
> I'm fine, I told her.
> But you're drinking again, she said.
> My question is, does anyone out there know of an author who has used this
> technique before? I thought it was going to be distracting, but it isn't at
> all. In an odd way, it is very effective.

Manuel Puig (_Betrayed by Rita Hayworth_, maybe also _Kiss of the Spider Woman_) and James Joyce (well, in _Diary of the Artist..._ and
_Ulysses_, at least). IRFS that Joyce called 'em 'perverted commas'.


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