If you haven’t picked up a copy of Ron Silliman’s 1000-page L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E adventure The Alphabet, written over a period of 30 years, you can get a taste of it here. I’ve never heard him read in person, but person who has (Al Filreis) says, “I don’t think I’ve ever heard him read so well. He was on,” and I have to agree. I also have to admit the book has defeated me twice now (or have I been defeating myself in its pages? Hmmm…), but hearing Ron read has inspired me to try it again.