GUARDIAN OF THE OZ BOOKS

August 22, 2016
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A SENTENCE BY RODDY DOYLE

August 13, 2016

-Yis don’t want to be called And And exclamation mark And, do yis? Jimmy asked. from The Commitments. Proper funny, yeh know.

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JOB

August 10, 2016

My job is bumping words together to produce an effect.

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A SENTENCE BY RACHEL KUSHNER

August 8, 2016

The woman behind the counter nodded severely at me as I came in, glancing up through eyeglass frames that were black and round like little handcuffs. from The Flame Throwers

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NAME AND PEN NAME

August 6, 2016

Once upon a time there were 2 names. One of them was Moira O’Neill, and the other was Nesta Shakespeare Skrine. They belonged to the same woman, and she used one of them as a pen name. Yes, her pen name was Moira O’Neill. Her given name was Nesta Shakespeare Skrine. I pause to reflect.

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HOW TO GET RID OF WARTS IN 1660 LONDON

August 2, 2016

‘to gett away warts: take black snayles and gash and cut them with your Knife then take the liquor which comes from them and anoynt your warts with this liquor 3 or 4 times every day till all beee gone’ – from Restoration London by Liza Picard

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A SENTENCE BY KATHERINE DUNN

July 26, 2016

Draped with a few dead rodents she could slip unsuspected into cucumber luncheons. This is one of the milder offerings from amazingly great and bizarre Geek Love.

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A SENTENCE BY ANNIE PROULX

July 16, 2016

From its highest crag fell a waterfall no wider than three inches, wrinkling the pool below. – from Barkskins Way to wrinkle that pool, Annie!

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A SENTENCE BY HORACE McCOY

July 9, 2016

‘I may as well walk on down to Western,’ she said; and we began to walk on down to Western. – This noir beauty of a sentence is from ‘They Shoot Horses, Don’t They?’.

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VIEW FROM TRAIN

June 25, 2016
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