Eunoia, Christian Bˆk

“Over five years in the making, poet, ípataphysican, performer and artist Christian Bˆkís much-anticipated second book Eunoia is about to change your pe

“Over five years in the making, poet, ípataphysican, performer and artist Christian Bˆkís much-anticipated second book Eunoia is about to change your perception of your own language forever.The word ëeunoiaí, which literally means ëbeautiful thinkingí, is the shortest word in English that contains all five vowels. Directly inspired by the Oulipo (l’Ouvroir du LittÈrature Potentielle), a French writersí group interested in experimenting with different forms of literary constraint, Eunoia is a five-chapter book in which each chapter is a univocal lipogram (the first chapter has A as its only vowel, the second chapter only E, etc.). Each vowel takes 0n a distinct personality ñ the I is egotistical and romantic, the O jocular and obscene, the E elegaic and epic (Bˆk actually retells the entire Iliad in Chapter E; you have to read it to believe it). Stunning in its implications and masterful in its execution, Eunoia is poised to be one of the most unusual and important books of the year.”


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Date:
November 24, 2016
Author:
XPLANE