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The paragraph that is printed on page 9 and reprinted on pages 10 thru 356 is not seen on pages 1 thru 8, and page 123


The argument of this novel is to establish that the front matter (pages 1-8) of the book does not include the primary text, a paragraph made of 17 sentences, which is printed on p.9 and subsequently reprinted on the pages referenced in the title, except page 123, where the paragraph is not seen.

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The story starts with the boy contemplating Father Flynn’s illness and impending death (see the sentence fragment that is printed on p.11). He is fascinated with interpreting signs and symbols, and their meaning (see the sentence fragment that is printed on p.27). Later, while the boy eats his dinner, his aunt, uncle, and old Cotter have a conversation in which the boy is informed that the priest has died (see the sentence fragment that is printed on p.34)…


(nine stories)

​The text is constructed by utilizing a nine sentence summary of James Joyce’s The Sisters and modifying the nine sentences into nine sentence fragments (see the “contents” page in the front matter). The pages (starting on p.8) that don’t have a fragment are intentionally left blank (except for the header). 

The famous red and blue dust jacket for Salinger’s Nine Stories was designed by Miriam Woods. The striking, unillustrated jacket resulted from the Salinger’s refusal to allow the publisher to depict the characters of any of the stories, in order to prevent readers from approaching the stories with preconceptions about the characters. The heart of each story is set to the beat of its characters – to unfussy accounts of the way in which they move through the world and interact with one another, to the cautious articulation of their understated feelings and nascent beliefs. This most often takes the form of a child in haphazard conversation with a newly encountered adult. His adults are characteristically broken by habit and suffering “the ruthless cruelty of conventional social judgments and behavior”, and this is a condition rendered all the more stark when positioned alongside the unassuming wisdom of the very young.
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They place his given-name (“Todd”) on pages 25 through 58. Then they place his middle names (“Earl”) on p.322 and (“Winkels”) on pages 356 through 411. Then they place his Catholic confirmation name (“Augustine”) on p.455…


The word ‘autobiography’ was first used deprecatingly by William Taylor in 1797 in the English periodical the Monthly Review, when he suggested the word as a hybrid but condemned it as ‘pedantic’; but its next recorded use was in its present sense by Robert Southey in 1809. The form of autobiography however goes back to antiquity. Biographers generally rely on a wide variety of documents and viewpoints; an autobiography, however, may be based entirely on the writer’s memory. 
Autobiographical works are by nature subjective. The inability — or unwillingness — of the author to accurately recall memories has in certain cases resulted in misleading or incorrect information. Some sociologists and psychologists have noted that autobiography offers the author the ability to recreate history.
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The sentence printed at the top of p.14 is Duplicated in the middle of p.168 and bottom of p.544 within the Context of a 234,348 word text…(a novel)

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Deixis: from the Greek word for “pointing” (as in “index”), refers to the process of pointing with words. Deixis studies the contextual referents for demonstratives (”this”,”that”), pronouns (“I”, “you”, “it” etc.), verb tenses, context-referential adverbs of time and place (“then”,”here”)and a variety of other grammatical features tied directly to the circumstances of utterance.

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ISBN: 9781329436855
Publisher: Liver Pizza Press
Published: October 16, 2015
Language: English
Pages: 612
Binding: Perfect-bound, Paperback
Interior: Ink – Black & white
Weight: 2.19 lbs.
Dimensions (inches): 6 wide x 9 tall

Bridge to Indians (a novel)

They publish books of Conceptual Literature, whose titles describe the content in detail.

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To create “Bridge To Indians” Todd Van Buskirk navigated to the now defunct “Smile Shop” website and found a section called “Notable Quotes” collected from certain key players involved in the drama of “SMiLE.” The author took these quotes, word for word, and expanded and mixed the text with a Markov Text Synthesizer to construct a dreamy narrative culled from the actual dramatis personae involved in the mystery that is “SMiLE.”.

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A review of my novel Evangel United Methodist Church

stray1 commented on your document,

“Evangel United Methodist Church: A Novel.”

The most monumental waste of time I think I have ever experienced, and I only read it for two minutes. Or, to echo the vernacular of the ‘novel’, “Time it was the bird flew. No more the water shall import books from France. Our forefathers went under the skin as an epidural process, thereby limiting the financial strain. More sugar.” See, anyone can write gibberish!

Mouthpiece (an entire novel appropriated from Saxophone forums)

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A 600+ page appropriated extravaganza about the saxophone mouthpiece, taken from saxophone forums on the internet, capturing esoteric details and concerns about brands in the life of a saxophone player in this day and age.

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Rico Royal Metalite Fans!

Just wondering if anyone else has a problem with the Metalites cutting into the cork on the neck? It’s an M Tenor. Is it an issue these have or just a sign that i need to cork? My old piece never did this. PMeyedoc

Rico Royal Metalite Fans!

my alto piece did this. That would be another modifi- cation I’d want in addition to removing that “ledge” ta- ble and rails!

Rico Royal Metalite Fans!

have a friend who could use a metalite for bari do you have any recommendations regarding top opening he currently plays a selmer C* I believe.

Rico Royal Metalite Fans!

Just received two new Metalites Alto M and Tenor M. I ordered them wrong (I wanted them the other way round M for alto M for tenor but both are safe within my ability to control them well). Interestingly they’ quite different looking from the baritone ones I own (two Ms one older one quite new (one and a half years old)) Their surface is polished like the one on the Graf- tonites and the baffle is shaped differently from the baritone pieces. On those the baffle has a sharp edge on the new pieces this edge is replaced a considerably tilted area (maybe degrees?) so the baffle has a sort of extra step. Has this always been the case on tenor and alto pieces? I like the sound of the baritone pieces bet- ter compared to the new pieces they both sound fuller and are easier to blow and control; I’d say that the ba- ritone pieces are better allaround pieces than the alto and tenor pieces. The alto M is still a fun piece to play since it offers abundant amounts of volume. The tenor piece is very bright (I might have to switch reeds to counter that). Still both pieces play well when com- pared to others especially considering their price. Even if the tenor piece is the least convincing it still beat a Berg / (similar opening…) I had used for some time now on my YTS. On a slightly different note the piece that surprised me most of the batch I ordered wasn’t a Metalite this time but a measly Graftonite A for alto!

This one plays deceptively similar to my ARB Great Neck * (not quite as warm and full but very even). It also outplays the Yamaha C (a mouthpiece that costs just about the same) several orders of magnitude… M. @Koen Have him try an M. It’s more open the C* but it’s an easy blow. I think M is a better choices than M since it’s already quite flexible (not quite as much as a M or M though) without requiring a monster player’s embouchure. Of course if the C* feels like hard work M is the only way to go (and may or may not work out…). M.

Rico Royal Metalite Fans!

Have him try an M. It’s more open the C* but it’s an easy blow. I think M is a better choices than M since it’s already quite flexible (not quite as much as a M or M though) without requiring a monster player’s em- bouchure. Of course if the C* feels like hard work M is the only way to go (and may or may not work out…). M. thank you He plays quite often (not as much I’d like to see) and I think the M would be good. But I’ll ask him.

Rico Royal Metalite Fans!

Definitely just got an M and a clarinet M in the mail today as an xmas gift. The M is quite the leap (about .”) in opening for me but i really want this to be a hob- by piece if I really like it maybe more then. The pieces were bundled new on ebay for like $. I really needed/wanted the clarinet piece needing something for jazz clarinet work though I have heard they can be quite hit and miss. But hey pieces for $?!