Cent mille milliards de poèmes

Publisher: Gallimard

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You don’t need to read a book to be influenced by it, as in this case because I’m not keen on poetry, I know French language quite a little, and above all I find very hard to read this book entirely. Cent mille milliards de poèmes is not a random book title because the 10 sonnets inside it have their 14 verses printed on paper strips in order to place them in 10^14 different ways, one hundred thousand billion ways indeed. Its reading is as hard as writing each of the 140 lines respecting metrics and rhymes. A real tour de force foreseeing of some decades what we have later called “hypertext”.

-- aldo spinelli

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