What different novels look like with everything removed but punctuation


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#2

Sometimes I think we should all speak punctuation.


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Timothy Dexter avoided punctation in his ‘A Pickle For The Knowing Ones’ (available at archive.org). The second edition included a page containing just punctuation marks with a note:

"fouder mister printer the Nowing ones complane of my book the fust
edition had no stops I put in A Nuf here and thay may peper and solt
it as they plese"

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Hemingway:

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“A prolific morning, Mr Hemingway?”


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Dud removed four trys remaining.


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Too bad they didn’t consider the space to be a punctuation. It would provide a nice visual clue on how long the sentences and words different authors use.


#9

If I recall, doesn’t the final chapter of Ulysses lack punctuation altogether?


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So what they’re saying is that books are actually a secret method for passing source code around? Those pages look a bit like BrainF**k code and a bit like WhiteSpace code would look with a couple symbol mappings


#11

Quite many books get easier to read this way.


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What different novels look like with everything removed but punctuation

Faulkner!


#13

This fssh-pt This is truly the greatest thing I qch or anyone else qch will ever see fssh-pt


#14

Fascinating! Indeed, this seems like a splendid “fingerprinting” method for determining the true authors of different texts, as well as for examining the evolution of a writer’s (or a civilization’s) writing style.


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Oooh, I either want to see Celine’s ‘Journey to the End of the Night’ which would likely be perpetual periods, or anything by Thomas Bernhard, which would have probably 10 periods in each entire book (ok, maybe a slight over statement, but not far off).


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