Re: RARA-AVIS: Re: The Stuff People Skip

Date: 15 Jan 2006

Kerry wrote:

"I also remember when I first started reading White Jazz that I couldn't make sense of the thing until I read enough to get into Ellroy's cadence and slang. I had to learn his grammar as I went, to some extent."

A pretty extreme case of this is Anthony Burgess's A Clockwork Orange, where he made up a polyglot language. I haven't read it, but isn't Hoban's Ridley Walker also supposed to be like that. Jabberwocky?


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