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Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Witch Grass

Really loving this book Witch Grass by Raymond Queneau, who helped found OULIPO. The book is a very smart and very funny work, I think I'll look to it a little when I get back home and back to work on Kanada. Here is a small excerpt for you:

"The trees are shivering."
"The birds have stopped singing."
"The sky is becoming overcast."
"The sun is becoming obscured."
"Nature refuses to contemplate this atrocious haggis any longer."
"Cock-a-doodle-doo, cock-a-doodle-do," bawled Meussieu and Madame Exosse's cock.
In its youth, this animal had fallen on its head; ever since, it had crowed at sundown, even when there was the extra hour for summertime; it was roasted, the following year, and its flesh delighted the omnivorous palate of its stupid owners.


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