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Improvisation and Literature: A Brief Guide

Rob Wallace

Published: 2010-05-25

This article gives a general overview of the relationship between improvisation and literature by focusing on oral traditions, beat poetry, narrative representations of identity, and sound poetry, amongst other things. The article also includes a number of suggestions for further reading.

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There is a curious yet enormously fruitful duality in the way that improvisation plays on our expectations and perspectives.

– Tracey Nicholls