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Quiz: Shortest chapter in literature?

Chacham (981) writes | more than 10 years ago

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What is the shortest chapter in literature? Even forced.

I found one that is seven words. Definitely forced though.

What is the shortest chapter in literature? Even forced.

I found one that is seven words. Definitely forced though.

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'House of Leaves' might have one (1)

Coventry (3779) | more than 10 years ago | (#7970006)

But I could be on crack - if it does have one though, it wouldn't be forced. After all, the whole book is an experimental piece of literature that manipulates the form of written text in order to elicit an emotional response... the way the text is laid out on the page is used as a tool to manipulate you. If the characters are in a confusing area, the page layout becomes confusing, with footnotes and sidenotes and distractions eating up space to the point where its very hard to follow. Other times there might only be 5 words per page, aranged in a specific shape - that sort of stuff.

Of course, if you considered the whole book forced then it's another story.
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