Monday, December 12, 2011

Top 10 writings from the edge of language

Philip Gross is a writer of many parts, author of poetry, fiction and drama for children and adults and Professor of Creative Writing at Glamorgan University.

One entry on his list of favorite writings from the edge of language, as told to the Guardian:
Riddley Walker by Russell Hoban

This is a novel that reads like a poem. In a post-nuclear Dark Age, language is fractured, stunted, partly lost, like everything around it. From these materials we see a new mythology being assembled, because that's what human creativity will do, with commonplace phrases and everyday images being reborn rich and strange.
Read about another entry on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue