Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Oulipost #16: CHIMERA

prompt: The chimera of Homeric legend – lion’s head, goat’s body, treacherous serpent’s tail – has a less forbidding Oulipian counterpart. It is engendered as follows. Having chosen a newspaper article or other text for treatment, remove its nouns, verbs and adjectives. Replace the nouns with those taken in order from a different work, the verbs with those from a second work, the adjectives with those from a third.



sources:
foundational: http://www.capecodonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20140416/NEWS11/140419786
nouns: http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn25418-t-rex-didnt-need-proper-arms-thanks-to-its-neck.html#.U06EnMJOWM8
verbs: http://www.capecodonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20140416/NEWS11/140419787
adjectives: http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn25418-t-rex-didnt-need-proper-arms-thanks-to-its-neck.html

)silly spacetime banned by worried kang(
 
kang byung-kyu (a terrifying light) said two
of the ripples  have become silly spacetime 
(and a giant discovery) he took a third star
banned (also tended to be that of a possibility)
researchers wear a fourth (evidence) but cover
no powerful waves about it (kang worries)
164 things were shamed of whom 55 were
embarrassed (20 per cent) (said 292) dics were
posted.
 

2 comments:

margoroby.com said...

Clever, clever, use of (). I need to put up a sticky to remind myself of devices like that!

margoroby.com said...

Alright, that is not a 0: ( ).