Here's a delightful new book by Craig Conley: Annotated Ellipses
. In it, he takes a page from The Wind Bloweth
, a ellipse-filled novel by Donn Byrne, and he explains the hidden story behind all those daffy dots. It's so creative, so funny, and so completely Craig, who also wrote a dictionary of one-letter words
and a field guide to identifying unicorns by sound
(really!). We love it!
Very charming. ... It's visual theatre.
Fantastic. Really lovely use and fragmentation/elaboration of the source text, something very allusively numinous and resonant. The idea of what lies behind the ellipses ... what has been left out, the ellipse as a hole/portal into another world, as .... a 'mark of three,' as three places in an alphabet of symbols/signs/sigils, is fantastic, and very evocative.