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Topic: Is there a List of All Novels somewhere?
Replies: 30   Last Post: Jun 13, 2012 10:17 PM

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 David Bernier Posts: 2,945 Registered: 12/13/04
Re: Is there a List of All Novels somewhere?
Posted: Jun 6, 2012 1:26 AM

On 06/02/2012 10:24 AM, Jim Burns wrote:
> On 6/1/2012 6:38 PM, Graham Cooper wrote:
>

>> OK same question to JIM BURNS as JESSE J HUGHES answered!
>>
>> Each of the infinitude of authors, standing in line are given a
>> Lobachaveskian sheet of paper to write their novel, ala Escher Cows
>> and Birds. You can fit 10 lines in the top half of the paper, another
>> 10 in the next 1/2 - 3/4, another 10 in the next 3/4-7/8, and so
>> on...
>>
>> Despite how many authors submit a novel, despite every poss. word
>> sequence for all lengths being submitted, Virgil just goes through
>> the
>> stack of papers and writes something completely new! ??
>>
>> The Diagonal Novel =<In were Countrymen raced...>
>> Virgil's Novel =<Over where Cityfolk slept...>

>
> You have been over this territory enough that
> you can answer this question yourself.
>
> An endless string of decimal digits is (represents)
> a real number.
>
> Is an endless string of English words a novel? Ever?
>

In a fiction work of Jorge Luis Borges, there's a special book ...
I don't know if it's a novel, though ...

Wikipedia says:

"This Book of Sand has no beginning or end: its pages are infinite. Each
page is numbered, apparently uniquely but in no discernible pattern."

From:
< http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Book_of_Sand >

[D, B] =/= h_bar

Date Subject Author
5/29/12 Graham Cooper
5/29/12 Pfsszxt@aol.com
5/29/12 Aielyn
5/31/12 LudovicoVan
5/31/12 Graham Cooper
6/2/12 Shmuel (Seymour J.) Metz
6/4/12 Aielyn
6/4/12 Graham Cooper
6/1/12 Guest
6/1/12 Graham Cooper
6/2/12 Jim Burns
6/2/12 David Bernier
6/2/12 Graham Cooper
6/2/12 Graham Cooper
6/3/12 David Bernier
6/3/12 Graham Cooper
6/6/12 David Bernier
6/6/12 Graham Cooper
6/6/12 David Bernier
6/6/12 David Bernier
6/9/12 David Bernier
6/9/12 David Bernier
6/9/12 �pam�uster
6/9/12 �pam�uster
6/13/12 Michael Press
6/13/12 Michael Press
6/13/12 Michael Press
5/29/12 Dimitry Yourdanov
5/29/12 Graham Cooper
5/29/12 Jesse F. Hughes
5/29/12 Graham Cooper