Letting Go
August 21, 2013 5:50 AM   Subscribe

The Big Father Essay. Some readers may find sections disturbing.
posted by zarq (6 comments total) 25 users marked this as a favorite
That's potential literature right there, that is. Amazing piece of work.
posted by chavenet at 6:00 AM on August 21, 2013 [1 favorite]

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posted by cortex (staff) at 7:41 AM on August 21, 2013 [1 favorite]

Only up to G at the moment, but I am loving this. Thanks so much for posting. Will have to find more from this author....
posted by guy72277 at 8:39 AM on August 21, 2013

Yes, very impressive. Constraints liberate.
posted by languagehat at 12:37 PM on August 21, 2013

Is there somewhere I can find a definition of the five sentence types? I can sort of infer what he's getting at from the essay itself, but having the rules laid out in front of me would make it easier. I'm keen to try my hand at this.
posted by Sokka shot first at 1:45 PM on August 22, 2013

Simple. That first sentence was a fragment. That second one was a simple sentence, and this third one is a compound sentence. This fourth one, having a dependent clause right in the middle, is a complex sentence. The form requires a compound-complex sentence, and this fifth sentence, having a dependent clause in the middle of its second independent clause, fills that requirement.
posted by Rustic Etruscan at 5:02 PM on August 22, 2013 [9 favorites]

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