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.
No one has a good idea how the front and back images of a crucified man came to be on the cloth. No one has created images that match the chemistry, peculiar superficiality and profoundly mysterious three-dimensional information content of the images on the Shroud. Therefore, they compacted trash and recycling in a Stationary Compactor (there is an example on page 7). They put a ’tilt truck’ (see example on p.115) into a Cart Dumper (see example on p.120) of which there are two; one for trash and one for recycle. The two Cart Dumpers work by using a hydraulic arm to lift the tilt truck (through a ninety degree angle) dumping its contents into the compactor, to be crushed and compacted. Therefore, there are two photographs of the floor of The Cart Dumpers on p.27 and there are a two photographs of the Shroud of Turin on p.111. On p.45 the two photographs from page 27 are placed above the two photographs from p.111 (for a total of four photographs on one page). Therefore, they conclude (for now) that the Wear and Tear on the Floor of the Cart Dumpers and the two Images within the Shroud of Turin show the Front and Back of a scourged, crucified man. They said, “These hard times can last us so very long, If I ever get off this Killing Floor, I’ll never get down this low no more, and you say you had money, you better be sure, ‘Cause these hard times will drive you from door to door.” (After Skip James)
One 258, 226 word sentence passes through three novels. A trilogy (from Greek τρι- tri-, “three” and -λογία -logia, “discourse”) is a set of three works of art that are connected, and that can be seen either as a single work or as three individual works. They are commonly found in literature, film, or video games. Three-part works that are considered components of a larger work also exist, such as the triptych or the three-movement sonata, but they are not commonly referred to with the term “trilogy.”
Van Buskirk was attracted to the ‘three novel’ book format through Samuel Beckett’s The Trilogy, consisting of three novels, Molloy, Malone Dies, and The Unnamable. Taken together, these three novels represent the high-water mark of the literary movement we call Modernism. Within their linguistic terrain, where stories are taken up, broken off, and taken up again, where voices rise and crumble and are resurrected, we can discern the essential lineaments of our modern condition, and encounter an awesome vision, tragic yet always compelling and always mysteriously invigorating, of consciousness trapped and struggling inside the boundaries of nature.
Starting on p.23 a 72 word sentence is split into 36 pages, dispersed at 2 words a page contained by 6 sets of 6 pages, with capital letters altered to lower case
Publisher: Liver Pizza Press
Published: April 27, 2014
Binding: Perfect-bound Paperback
Interior Ink: Black & white
Weight: 1.92 lbs.
Dimensions (inches): 6 wide x 9 tall
A 72 word sentence is re-formatted by re-organizing the words of the sentence into a different system, but not into a different order. All the original capital letters have been changed to lower case. The novel also includes a table of contents for quick reference. Take a look at the preview provided on the Lulu page.
A single sentence question is placed five lines below the last sentence of “Fragment of a Novel” on p.114
Is the title a proposal that two texts are differentiated by space? One clue is the fact that there is no attribution of author for either the last sentence of “Fragment for a Novel” or the single sentence question. The title of the novel explains the reason for the existence of the novel, but upon looking (inside the book) at p.114 other curiosities emerge. Text is also seen on p.111, 112, and 113. The font used for the text used in the last line of “Fragment of a Novel” is a different size than the text used for the single sentence question.
The title “Fragment of a Novel” appears in the title on the cover, referencing the last line of “Fragment of a Novel” on p.114. Because the font size of “Fragment of a Novel” is the same size as the text which begins on p.111, it can be concluded that the text from pages 111-114 is also a part of “Fragment of a Novel.” The fact that the question text is set with a larger font confirms this idea. It’s also not clear why the question is placed FIVE lines under the last line of “Fragment of a Novel.” If the question itself is not part of the text of “Fragment of a Novel” it makes sense it would be separated by five lines.
Single Sentence Question……………………………p.114:
“Fragment of a Novel” (by Lord Byron)………………………………..p.111