Zuihitsu

The word of the day is Zuihitsu:

Zuihitsu is a genre of Japanese literature consisting of loosely connected personal essays and fragmented ideas that typically respond to the author’s surroundings. The name is derived from two Kanji meaning at will” and pen.” […] works of the genre should be considered not as traditionally planned literary pieces but rather as casual or randomly recorded thoughts by the authors.

/via Warren Ellis’ Morning Computer who describes it as …the fragment-diary form that is essentially the root of what we once called blogging.””

June 30, 2016 · words


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