“The word ‘eunoia,’ which literally means ‘beautiful thinking,’ is the shortest word in English that contains all five vowels. Directly inspired by the Oulipo (l’Ouvroir de Littérature Potentielle), a French writers’ group interested in experimenting with different forms of literary constraint,Eunoia is a five-chapter book in which each chapter is a univocal lipogram – the first chapter has A as its only vowel, the second chapter E, etc. Each vowel takes on a distinct personality: the I is egotistical and romantic, the O jocular and obscene, the E elegiac and epic…”
“All sorts of things in this world behave like mirrors.” - Jacques Lacan.
Jacques Derrida in Talk to Her by Kristine McKenna.
This illustration was in my drafts for almost exactly a year and now the excellent story is finally published on New Yorker’s Page Turner. Which is somewhat fitting. I wrote a bunch of sentences about it last year, here’s one of them:
"It also made me remember those old Russian windows, partitioned with little regard for sense or symmetry, like some halfassed Mondrian knockoff."