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Monday, February 25, 2013

Frag / ments

If you're interested in the fragment as a unit or the juxtaposition of fragments as a technique in writing (think David Markson, or Maggie Nelson's Bluets) you should check out Ben Segal's article "The Fragment as a Unit of Prose Composition" over at Continent. Segal interviews both Nelson and and Evan Lavender-Smith about their use of fragments. Excerpts from Bluets and from Lavender-Smith's From Old Notebooks are provided PLUS fragments from both works that didn't make the final drafts.

Both interviewees recommend other writers who use fragments, and while I recognized most of the works they cited, I picked up a few new names such as Linda Nochlin and Eric Chevillard. Enjoy!

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