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Eeeee Eee Eeee by Tao Lin
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Aug 07, 2007

really liked it
bookshelves: signedbytheauthor
Recommended for: Readers of postmodern prose and people who might become readers of postmodern prose
Read in July, 2007

The apathetic state of the characters is, in my experience, reflective of the general state of things in America with young and old. People have little sense of purpose beyond simply being and go in whatever direction they are blown. Thus the state of being, for those still thinking at all, becomes a curious and questionable state and right and wrong actions merge in an indistinguishable cacophony of notes to choose from as easily as toys in a playground.
Additional note (10/01/08) - Onomatopoeia and Postmodernism
I have hypothesized that Tao Lin titled his book, Eeeee Eee Eeee, not just as a transcription of Dolphin sounds, but also as a nod to e. e. cummings, from whose postmodern writing style Tao Lin borrows liberally.
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