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Eunoia (2001) [Novel]
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The word 'eunoia', which literally means 'beautiful thinking', is the shortest word in English that contains all five vowels. Directly inspired by the Oulipo (l'Ouvroir de Littérature Potentielle), a French writers' group interested in experimenting with different forms of literary constraint, Eunoia is a five-chapter book in which each chapter is a univocal lipogram (the first chapter has A as its only vowel, the second chapter only E, etc.). Each vowel takes on a distinct personality - the I is egotistical and romantic, the O jocular and obscene, the E elegaic and epic (Bök actually retells the entire Iliad in Chapter E; you have to read it to believe it).

Original title: Eunoia
Original languages: English

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Genre: FictionGeneral FictionLiterary Fiction/classicsPost-modern, Avant-garde, & Experimental

Edition #1: Eunoia

Eunoia (2001)
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Language: English

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Eunoia (September 2001)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Coach House Press
ISBN: 1552450929
Dimensions: 5.1 x 8.0 x 0.4
Pages: 112

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