Wednesday, January 30, 2019
Haley Reading Group: The Intuitionist, 1 - 33
[The Intuitionist (1999)]
This semester, we’re reading Colson Whitehead’s novel The Intuitionist (1999), where we’re focusing primarily on Whitehead's word usage and phrasings. That is, we’ll focus less on the plot and concentrate more on responses to the words and style of sentences. The Intuitionist is a good novel to think about when it comes to language, because Whitehead displays such an expansive vocabulary.
Think about the words that you regularly use in conversation and written compositions. Now, consider this: if you had a larger much larger vocabulary, what do you think you would be doing that you are not currently doing? Why would a larger vocabulary be allow you to do that thing?