Thursday, 15 June 2017
Tome Raider considers Georges Perec's Infamous novel "A Void" & asks whether it's gimmicky
The lipogram is a piece of writing that omits one or more letters. Imaging 285 pages of a novel without a single letter 'E' in it! Then imagine it in translation. Such a book is Georges Perec's "A Void".
I consider whether the lipogram is just a gimmick, a stylistic flourish to no particular effect by comparing "A Void" with two other books using the same literary device.