Posts Tagged ‘defamiliarization’

Preorder (More)


May 30th, 2020 Posted 9:13 am

Getting some questions re the Of Mutts and Men preorder promotion. All who preorder a digital or hardcover copy of Of Mutts and Men will receive for free on pub date the brand new short story called The Iggy Papers. Simply upload the receipt to the link below. (The questions on the form re month and year of birth are required since those under 18 are ineligible.) All we’ll tell you about The Iggy Papers is that Iggy enters the Galaxatron. As for Of Mutts and Men, it features both defamiliarization and anacoluthon – but you won’t even notice!

For Hobbit – no, never tried pickle ball, but I’m under pressure to.


Getting Familiar With Vik!


July 24th, 2019 Posted 7:48 am

Here we have Viktor Shklovsky, the late great Russian formalist behind defamiliarization, which Wikipedia defines thus: “the artistic technique of presenting to audiences common things in an unfamiliar or strange way in order to enhance perception of the familiar.” Lately, in certain circles, it’s been noted that there are many examples of defamiliarization in the Chet and Bernie series. I await PhD theses digging deeper into this.


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