Tuesday, 2 August 2011

Deep joy

Great piece here about Professor Stanley Unwin - Wayne Burrows says: "While many examples of creative linguistic mangling are seen as difficult and experimental, with the riotous dream-prose of Finnegans Wake by James Joyce or the beautifully slippery poetry of J H Prynne high on many readers’ lists of works to avoid (more’s the pity), it can also be noted that in other contexts, exactly the same poetic and literary procedures can result in widespread popularity. Professor Stanley Unwin’s deadpan twists to ordinary speech and such tropes as the radio lecture are a perfect example."

If you haven't the slightest idea what Wayne's talking about, look up the Prof on YouTube - there's any number of videos of him in full flow. Utter genius.

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