lipogrammatic


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lipogrammatic

(ˌlɪpəʊɡrəˈmætɪk; ˌlaɪpəʊɡrəˈmætɪk)
adj
1. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) of or relating to a lipogram
2. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) not containing a particular letter of the alphabet
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Some time in 1936 or 1937, a little-known author and public speaker by the name of Ernest Vincent Wright sat down at his typewriter, tied down its "e" type bar, and banged out Gadsby, a 50 000-word lipogrammatic novel [3].
But in a wider sense, all of this ostensibly minor, even insignificant, literature of the infra-ordinary can be assimilated without strain to his fiction--the indefatigable inventory-taking of the world's population of things in Things and Life A User's Manual, the catalogue raisonnee of (fraudulent) paintings in A Gallery Portrait, and even, if of course by default, the lipogrammatic tour de force of A Void.
This lipogrammatic novel, published in 1969, is a 300-page masterwork of linguistic ingenuity, for the letter e, by far the most common letter in French, (1) is used in many of the most common French words (such as le (the), et (and), je (I), and etre (to be)).
I've been really enjoying it, particularly Tristan Miller's comprehensive Lipogrammatic Windows Survey and Jim Puder's palindromized color names--a project I can particularly relate to.
lipogrammatic translations, such as the versions "without e" of Mallarme, Baudelaire, etc.
In this article, I present the results of my search for the longest unigraphic (single-letter) lipogrammatic windows in English literature.
I indulged my lipogrammatic interest by paraphrasing the poem "Mary Had a Little Lamb", omitting in turn the letters, A,E,T,H and S, and finally eliminating half the alphabet:
Given Duchamp's association with the OuLiPo, it seemed both a logical and exciting additional step to employ their methods: thus I decided--far from confident of what the outcome might be--to write a lipogrammatic story sequence, where each story would be a lipogram in a different letter.
Lipogrammatic books go back to the ancient Greeks, e.
But in a wider sense, all of this ostensibly minor, even insignificant, literature of the infra-ordinary can be assimilated without strain to his fiction - the indefatigable inventory-taking of the world's population of things in Things and Life A User's Manual, the catalogue raisonnee of (fraudulent) paintings in Un cabinet d'amateur (A Private Collection), and even, if of course by default, the lipogrammatic tour de force of La Disparition (The Disappearance).
Gadsby, the first E-less novel, stood alone for years as the only lipogrammatic novel in English.
Extracts from John Lee's translation appeared in 1988 alongside his article "On translating La Disparition" (see below), and Lee's English versions of Perec's lipogrammatic translations of well-known French poems were published in PN Review (Manchester, UK) 15.