Exercises In Style

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On a crowded bus at midday, the narrator observes one man accusing another of jostling him deliberately. When a seat is vacated, the first man takes it. Later, in another part of town, the man is spotted again. ‘Exercises in Style’ retells this apparently unremarkable tale 99 times, employing a variety of styles.

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On a crowded bus at midday, the narrator observes one man accusing another of jostling him deliberately. When a seat is vacated, the first man takes it. Later, in another part of town, the man is spotted again, while being advised by a friend to have another button sewn onto his overcoat. Exercises in Style retells this apparently unremarkable tale ninety-nine times, employing a variety of styles, ranging from sonnet to cockney to mathematical formula. Too funny to be merely a pedantic thesis, this virtuoso set of themes and variations is a linguistic rustremover, a guide to literary forms and a demonstration of imagery and inventiveness.

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Weight 0.158 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.8 × 1.2 cm
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Cover

Hardback

Pages

xiv, 145

Language

English

Edition

New Edition

Dewey

848.91207 (edition:23)

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