Tuesday, June 30, 2009

More on exquisite corpses

Just wanted to draw your attention again to the previous entry. It's an on-line story (told in 250 word installments). If you're interested in writing the next chapter, check it out.

According to Wikipedia, this sort of exquisite corpse (aka "exquisite cadaver" or "rotating corpse") was invented by Surrealists in France, just after World War 1 (and holy crap, was surrealism a reaction to World War 1? That seems completely reasonable now I understand the time frame). When Surrealists first played the game, their story contained the phrase "Le cadavre exquis boira le vin nouveau." ("The exquisite corpse will drink the new wine.")

Anyway, calling all bloggers. Here's a chance to have some fun.


debbie said...

I was tempted to and then gave up halfway through reading the rules. I'll go read the rules now...

Cunningham said...

And since we're talking about "Exquisite Corpses" - my short story "Cadavres Exquis" is available for free here:


Originally published in TALES OF THE SHADOWMEN VOL. 1 by Black Coat Press.

hix said...

Awesome, Bill. I'll check it out.

Also, you should know, I am a huge fan of your blog. I consider Pulp 2.0 (at www.d2dvd.blogspot.com/) to be one of my essential reads on the internet.