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1 Scott, John A. What I Have Written: A Novel of Erotic Obsession
NY W. W. Norton 1993 0393036839 / 9780393036831 First Edition Cloth and Boards Fine  Near Fine 
229 pp. Nearly new, no markings, very clean. A man no longer in love with his wife travels to Paris, has a brief encounter with another woman and then begins a correspondence with her. The letters take on a life of their own. The book was the basis for an experimental film in Australia. In an interview, Australian author Scott rejected the label "experimental writer" and said this about this writing style: "Perhaps... certain books require different densities of language. In the novella Violet (from Before I Wake) this meant using a language which partook of Violet's own addled perspective; the density of Christopher Houghton's novella (in What I Have Written) is the combined effect of his gutless romanticism and Jeremy Fayrfax's obsession. In both, the words come directly as a consequence of the characterisation, not from any desire to experiment per se. The older I get, the more I seek to use a plain prose style, concentrating more on story. The true experimenters are there but no-one hears about them the critical/review system tends to concentrate on the handful of 'major' writers and their promising successors; bookshops tend not to sell them; publishers don't promote them."  
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