The Economy of Babel or "Can I Buy a Vowel?"
What follows is the moderately revised text of a paper first delivered as the opening presentation for the conversation between writers and critics at “Literature, Culture, and Critique: a Callaloo Retreat” in New Orleans on March 6, 2008.
Jackson, S. N.
(2009). The Economy of Babel or "Can I Buy a Vowel?". Callaloo, 32 (2), 581-591.