Friday, July 08, 2011

Modernism: Resurface for interpreters

For no particular reason, I copied the text of an 800-word article in the NYT book section reviewing several new crime novels, submitted the text to a randomizer, and got the following modernist text.

My only changes were to break it into paragraphs and capitalize the first words of sentences. Parts of it are definitely Joycean:
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1 comment:

voncookie said...

"Genre is party" -- I may have to use that sometime in an article about sociopolitical forces and the power structures that determine canon formation and the shifting popularities of various literary genres.

I love academese.