[LMB] OT: AKICOTL: category or genre of book that ...
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Wed May 12 17:06:02 BST 2021
WILLIAM A WENRICH <wawenri at msn.com> wrote:
> I remember a book with strange type settings such as spiral, loops, and
> zigzag. I remember very little else about it, including the title or
> author. It was supposed to be avant-garde but I found it hard to read
> and, to me, pretentious. Of course, that could be silly me not being
> able to appreciate great art.
There's what W'pedia refers to as "concrete poetry" AKA "visual
and TvTropes as "Painting the Medium"
which are not quite the same thing as each other. Genre examples are
"The Mouse's Tale" from _Alice's Adventures in Wonderland_, and parts
of Bester's _The Demolished Man_ and _Tiger Tiger_ / _The Stars My
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