Exercises in Style (New Directions Books) Paperback – 8 Mar 2013
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It's fair to say that Exercises in Style turns the current thinking about writing entirely, and brilliantly, on its head. --Yuka Igarashi (02/04/2013)
It's a testament to Queneau's ability as a writer, and just as interestingly, it sort of blows apart the idea of how many ways a story can be told--and how style can be more important than content. --Chad W. Post (01/23/2013)
It s fair to say that Exercises in Style turns the current thinking about writing entirely, and brilliantly, on its head. --Yuka Igarashi (02/04/2013)"
It will remind you of just how weird and infinite human language is.--Raphael Rubinstein (01/23/2013)
It s a testament to Queneau s ability as a writer, and just as interestingly, it sort of blows apart the idea of how many ways a story can be told and how style can be more important than content.--Chad W. Post (01/23/2013)"
About the Author
Blake Butler is the author of five books of fiction, including There Is No Year and Scorch Atlas; a work of hybrid nonfiction, Nothing: A Portrait of Insomnia; and two collaborative works, Anatomy Courses with Sean Kilpatrick and One with Vanessa Place and Christopher Higgs. He is the founding editor of HTMLGIANT, "the Internet literature magazine blog of the future," and maintains a weekly column covering literary art and fast food for Vice magazine. His other work has appeared widely, including in The Believer, the New York Times, Fence, Dazed and Confused, and The Best Bizarro Fiction of the Decade. He lives in Atlanta.
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Who should read it? Anyone who must write. Business people, bloggers and sales people would benefit from reading this book. Seeing how many variations are available for such a simple event, opens thinking to better expression. The book is a gem and belongs on more bookshelves.