Robin M Posted January 15, 2017 Share Posted January 15, 2017 (edited) Happy Sunday my lovelies! This is the beginning of week 3 in our quest to read 52 books. Welcome back to all our readers, to those just joining in and all who are following our progress. Mr. Linky is all set up on the 52 Books blog to link to your reviews. The link is also below in my signature. 52 Books Blog - Author Oulipo Mashup: And now for something completely different. Have you ever heard of an Oulipo? I was introduced to the form during one of my writing classes and found it quite intriguing. Ouvroir de Litterature Potentielle or OULIPO was founded by French Mathematician Francois de Lionnais and writer Raymond Queneau in 1960. Basically it is introducing a constraint while writing a poem, creating a short story, or a lipogram. My first experiment with creating an OULIPO using Robert Frostâ€™s The Road Not Taken took an interesting turn. I tried the N + 7 route which is use the dictionary and replace the major nouns with another noun which is the 7th one below it. However the first line ending up being Two robbers diverged in a women. Hmmm! Once I quit laughing, I got the bright idea to take book titles and transform them into a story, but got as far as a weird poem. This week we have several literary author birthdays which made it really hard to choose just one. So my Oulipo is a mashup of titles from their books, which once again makes either a strange story or weird poem. I'll leave that up to you to decide. Also, without googling, see if you can identify the authors from the titles. Then add one or more of them to your want list to read this year. A descent into the Maelstrom Behind the Lines Cry of the Owl Deep Water Facts of the case of M. Valdemar Gold Bug Hop Frog Imp of the Perverse Lady with the Little Dog Mr. Pim Nothing that Meets the Eye Portraits and Speculation Red House Mystery Six Weeks in Russia Talented Mr. Ripley The Way We Live Now Three Sisters We Didnâ€™t Mean to See When We Were Very Young Two People A Letter to America A Table Near the Band Lovers in London Purloined Letter Agnes Grey Benefactor Cask of Amontillado Secret Water Once Upon a Time Peter Duck Carol Four Dayâ€™s Wonder Things in our Garden Black Cat Seagulls Masque of Red Death House at Pooh Corner Pit and the Pendulum Where the Stress Falls Premature Burial Why don't you give it a try with books from your own shelves and see what happens! What are you reading this week? Link to week 2 Edited January 15, 2017 by Robin M 18 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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