Wednesday, April 11, 2007

De mooiste slotzin

Gabriel Garcia Marquez heeft met Honderd Jaar Eenzaamheid de "prijs" van de mooiste openingszin gekregen. Die van de beste slotzin moet naar Thomas Pynchon voor Gravity's Rainbow :

"The rest of us, not chosen for enlightenment, left on the outside of Earth, at the mercy of Gravity we have only begun to detect and measure, must go on blundering inside our front brain faith in Kute Korrespondences ... kicking endlessly amongst the plastic trivia, finding in each Deeper Significance and trying to string them all together like terms in a powers series hoping to zero in on the tremendous and secret Function whose name, like the permuted names of God, cannot be spoken".