Exercises in Style
ISBN10: 0811207897 ISBN13: 9780811207898 Publisher: W W Norton & Co Inc Published: Feb 1 1981 Weight: 0.50lbs. Height: 8.25" Width: 5.25" Depth: 0.50" Edition: 2nd Edition Language: English
The plot of Exercises in Style is simple: a man gets into an argument with another passenger on a bus. However, this anecdote is told 99 more times, each in a radically different style, as a sonnet, an opera, in slang, and with many more permutations. This virtuoso set of variations is a linguistic rust-remover, and a guide to literary forms.