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Brian Dillon Suppose a Sentence

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Fitzcarraldo Editions

UK

2020

Paperback

160

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302889

978-1-913097-01-1

1-913097-01-3

Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers

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In SUPPOSE A SENTENCE, Brian Dillon turns his attention to the oblique and complex pleasures of the sentence. A series of essays prompted by a single sentence - from Shakespeare to Gertrude Stein, John Ruskin to Joan Didion - the book explores style, voice, and language, along with the subjectivity of reading. Both an exercise in practical criticism and a set of experiments or challenges, SUPPOSE A SENTENCE is a polemical and personal reflection on the art of the sentence in literature. Whether the sentence in question is a rigorous expression of a state of vulnerability, extremity, even madness, or a carefully calibrated arrangement, Dillon examines not only how it works and why but also, in the course of the book, what the sentence once was, what it is today, and what it might become tomorrow.

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