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There are unnecessary page numbers (on pages that are necessary) within the front matter, i.e., Roman numerals on (Page) i, ii, iii, iv, v and vi. There is another on (page) xii. After (page) xii there are more starting on page 1 and 2. Page numbers…

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Numbering pages started out not as a tool for readers but a guide for those who physically produced books. In Latin manuscripts copied in the British Isles as far back as the eighth or ninth century, numbering was sometimes used to ensure that individual sheets of parchment were collated in the correct order. In some cases, numbers appeared on both the recto and verso pages, but other times, only one side of the page bore a number. Use of numbering was sparse. It’s been estimated that around 1450—just before the birth of printing in the West—less than 10 percent of manuscript books contained pagination.

Fifty years later, the proportion of now-printed works with pagination was much higher. Part of the change reflected the new role of page numbers. Rather than strictly being tools for compiling leaves in the proper order, by the 1510s scholars were starting to refer to page numbers of printed volumes in their own writing.

When publishers wish to distinguish between the front matter and the story, the initial title pages are not numbered, the front matter is numbered using lower-case Roman numerals (i, ii, iii, etc.) and the first page of the story or main content begins with one. The title page of the story is not numbered, but if a story is broken into multiple parts (Part I, Part II, etc.), the title page for the section may be included in the numbering but not shown on the page. The first page of Chapter One would then be numbered as page three rather than page one as would be the normal case.

The sixteenth edition of the Chicago Manual of Style calls for the beginning of the text to begin with the Arabic number 1, while the front matter that precedes it is to be numbered with lower-case Roman numerals. If the front matter is extensive and a second half-title page is included, it is to be numbered as page one and its verso as page two. If a part title is included, it is to be included in the same numbering as the text. Page numbers do not appear on part titles. Most citation systems also call for the identification of the page number from which a quote or point is drawn. For example, such usage is specified in their citation formats of both the Chicago Manual of Style, and the Bluebook.


Triple question marks are attached to the conclusion of 23 sentences; each sentence is printed on its own page starting on p.161 (a novel)

Questionnaires have advantages over some other types of literature in that they are cheap, do not require as much effort from the questioner as verbal or telephone surveys, and often have standardized answers that make it simple to compile data. However, such standardized answers may frustrate users. Questionnaires are also sharply limited by the fact that respondents must be able to read the questions and respond to them.

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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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