Date: Wed, 14 Feb 1996 23:42:14 -0800 (PST)
From: Abbe Don <email@example.com>
Subject: nonlinear narrative
Hey, did your students get to this section yet?
Thanks for putting No Soup
on the list.
These books are long and dense, but the biggest influences on my
understanding of nonlinear narrative are first and foremost "HOPSCOTCH" by
Julio Cortazar which has a "table of instructions" for moving through his
book. considering he first wrote it in 1966 in Spanish, it's quite
There are short stories by Jorge Luis Borges, such as 'Garden of the
Forking Paths" but just about anythin in the collection of short stories
called "Ficciones" is excellent.
I don't particularly like "Dictionary of the Khazars" but it tries to do
intersting things with nonlinear narrative.
And of course, another classis is John Barth's collection of short stories
called "Lost In the Funhouse" which has a little mobious strip that you cut
out and it says, infinitely, "Once upon a time, a story began..."
If you are having an online discussion with your students or if they ahve
feedback about No Soup, please have them contact me!
Abbe Don firstname.lastname@example.org
Abbe Don Interactive, Inc.
San Francisco, CA 94114 http://www.abbedon.com/
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