On Punctuation

An different look at novels that highlights their particular composition (eg: dialog vs exposition):

Here is a comparison of some other books — notice how large a break A Farewell To Arms was from the past. There almost no commas, just sentences, dialogue. How refreshing and wild that must have been! Look at how spartan Blood Meridian is compared to everything. Pay attention to the semicolons which seem to have disappeared from writing.

Punctuation In Novels

Punctuation in novels

February 16, 2016


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