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Essay as Art: Experimental Literature<br />
What is Experimental literature?<br />[Experimental fiction] "is fiction that sets up it's own rules for itself [...] whil...
Understanding Experimental Writing (History)<br />Many Europeans and Americans began experimenting with different forms of...
20th -Century Influences<br />Many writers during the early part of the 20th century played a key role in experiment writi...
T. S. Eliot
Gertrude Stein
James Joyce.
Hemingway
Dos Passos
Ralph Ellison.
Kenneth Patchen
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  1. 1. Essay as Art: Experimental Literature<br />
  2. 2. What is Experimental literature?<br />[Experimental fiction] "is fiction that sets up it's own rules for itself [...] while subverting the conventions according to which readers have understood what constitutes a proper work of literature."<br />
  3. 3. Understanding Experimental Writing (History)<br />Many Europeans and Americans began experimenting with different forms of literature and stared creating unusual inclinations, this movement would be later known as Modernism.<br />It described both a set cultural trend but also a cultural movement which would later spread across the western society. <br />
  4. 4. 20th -Century Influences<br />Many writers during the early part of the 20th century played a key role in experiment writing such as:<br /><ul><li>D'Annunzio
  5. 5. T. S. Eliot
  6. 6. Gertrude Stein
  7. 7. James Joyce.
  8. 8. Hemingway
  9. 9. Dos Passos
  10. 10. Ralph Ellison.
  11. 11. Kenneth Patchen
  12. 12. Jack Kerouac</li></li></ul><li>Experimental Literature: Today <br />Today Experimental Literature is published in many form of literature to further promote the style of writing such as:<br />Books<br />Magazines<br />Atlas<br />Reviews<br />Short stories<br />Movies <br />Art <br />
  13. 13. Traditional Writing vs. Experimental Writing (in a story) <br />Most stories have to be real enough to be believable, but peculiar to grasp the reader attention.<br />Structure and style is clearly defined to a certain point.<br />A style of writing that is boarding and popular. <br />A simple formula to follow that is accessible. <br />Writers have perfected the art of narrative, dialogue and storytelling.<br />There isn't a very clear line demarcating where one ends and the other begins but yet a blended element that allows the story to flow<br />Don’t allow the mechanics of the storytelling to interfere with the writers purpose<br />
  14. 14. Examples of experimental Writing <br />Click Picture for Link <br />
  15. 15. More Examples…..<br />Click Picture for Link <br />
  16. 16. A Suggested Reading List(Writers)<br />SalmanRushdie<br />Gore Vidal<br />Kurt Vonnegut<br />Oscar Wilde<br />Kathy Acker<br />John Barth<br />Samuel Beckett<br />Gabriel Garcia-Marquez<br />Franz Kafka<br />Alain Robbe-Grillet<br />William S. Burroughs<br />James Joyce<br />Virginia Woolf<br />Thomas Pynchon<br />
  17. 17. Experimental Literature ( Books)<br /> The Tunnel: Selected Poems of Russell Edson<br /> Invisible Cities<br /> A History of the World in 10 1/2 Chapters <br />Imaginary Magnitude <br /> This Is Not a Novel<br />Ella Minnow Pea: A Novel in Letters<br />
  18. 18. Reference <br />http://www.esoteric-sensationalism.com/theory.html<br />http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mrs_Dalloway<br />http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Experimental_literature<br />http://www.amazon.com/Experimental-Literature/lm/R1C0XDLFURIYJP<br />
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