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ALL ABOUT EY – MUSINGS ABOUT
                     ALL ABOUT EY – MUSINGS ABOUT
                     ALL ABOUT EY – MUSINGS ABOUT
                    LITERATURE, THE SHORT STORY AND
                    LITERATURE, THE SHORT STORY AND
                    LITERATURE, THE SHORT STORY AND
                     THE CURRENT STATE OF LITERARY
                     THE CURRENT STATE OF LITERARY
                     THE CURRENT STATE OF LITERARY
                                 AFFAIRS
                                  AFFAIRS
                                  AFFAIRS

                                                         Adam

                                                        Had ’em

                  But  according  to  the  Guinness  Book  of  Records,  the  world’s  shortest
                  poem is a one-letter poem by Aram Saroyan comprising a four-legged
                  version of the letter “m”.


                  Experiments have always been there in literature. This story is also an
                  experiment,  a  craft  which  with  universal  language,  a  story  which
                  demands the participation and intervention of the readers. The craft
                  challenges the categorization and fixed formation of a short story. The

                  story  transcends  beyond  the  boundaries  of  language  to  end  up  in  a
                  universal language. Various theories has been put forward about the
                  origin of language. The common theories of languages include the bow-
                  bow theory, pooh-pooh theory, ding- dong theory, yo-he-ho theory, ta-
                  ta  theory  and  la-la  theory.  The  story  “Ey”  is  close  to  the  pooh-  pooh
                  theory  and  la-la  theory.  The  pooh-pooh  theory  put  forward  the  idea
                  that speech comes from the automatic vocal responses to pain, fear,
                  surprise, or other emotions: a laugh, a shriek, a gasp. He also uses the
                  la-la  theory  which  states  that  speech  emerged  from  the  sounds  of
                  inspired playfulness, love, poetic sensibility, and song.


                  Moreover,  examining  the  history  of  literature  whether  it  is  pre
                  modernistic,  modernistic,  post  modernistic  or  Meta  modernistic,  it  is
                  apparent that language is the casing of all literature. Pre modernism

                  writers resorted to direct one to one correspondence between words
                  and objects. But in the modernist period, writers focused on expressive
                  language  of  symbol,  myth  and  allusion  to  make  the  literary  works
                  imposing.  In  modernist  literary  texts,  emphasis  is  given  to  both
                   colloquial and formal language. Writers of the modernist period who
                  were  dissatisfied  with  clear  resolutions  and  linear  plots  in  literature
                  that existed prior to modernism used open and often unresolved











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