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Unconventionally written stories. From the MetaFilter thread; OP noted, "I am interested in works told in unique ways, such as through correspondence, journal entries, marginalia, footnotes, diaries, multiple narrators, textual/visual manipulation and other unclassifiable approaches to novel writing."
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message 1: by Steve (new)

Steve Also, see this list from an L.A. Times blog of "61 essential postmodern reads: an annotated list."


message 2: by Mir (new)

Mir There has definitely been some non-Oulipo stuff added to this.


message 3: by Steve (new)

Steve Miriam wrote: "There has definitely been some non-Oulipo stuff added to this."

That's true and unfortunate, and I don't know what to do about it.


message 4: by Mir (new)

Mir If you have librarian status I think you can delete them.


message 5: by Steve (last edited Jul 17, 2016 02:44PM) (new)

Steve Miriam wrote: "If you have librarian status I think you can delete them."

Oh, yeah, actually, it wasn't at all obvious how at first, but looking more closely, I see how now.

I'm leaning toward removal from here first for Hamlet, Dracula, maybe all the Janet Morris stuff, and Hell Bound by Weston, though I'm interested in hearing arguments for those things remaining and in additional candidates for removal.


message 6: by Mir (new)

Mir It's your list; I would delete whatever you want. People will add them again if they really feel strongly about them.


message 7: by Lisa (new)

Lisa I agree: it's a better list if the list owner removes stuff that doesn't belong there, but it can be a real pain having to do it.
84 Charing Cross Rd, for example. Ok, it's written in the form of letters, but it's hardly experimental or unconventional.


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