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  • I've found the journeys worthwhile, though, because sometimes the unwordable does happen off the page.

    Lindsay Edmunds: Russell Hoban: A Great American Writer

  • The real reality, the flickering of seen and unseen actualities, the moment under the moment, can't be put into words; the most that a writer can do--and this is only rarely achieved--is to write in such a way that the reader finds himself in a place where the unwordable happens off the page.

    Lindsay Edmunds: Russell Hoban: A Great American Writer

  • I ve found the journeys worthwhile, though, because sometimes the unwordable does happen off the page.

    Lindsay Edmunds: Russell Hoban: A Great American Writer

  • He was more than ever a child, stammering unwordable protest, blindly reaching out for help.

    The Lee Shore

  • When you invoke me with a heart wherein is kindled the serpent flame, if but for a moment, you will understand the delights of my garden, what joy unwordable pulsates therein, and how potent is the sole desire which uses all of a man.

    Jurgen A Comedy of Justice

  • And now her head began a piteous rocking motion, swaying slowly, this way and that, as is the way when one is suffering unwordable pain, or when one's heart is broken; then drearily she went from us, with her face in her hands, and sobbing bitterly.

    Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc — Volume 2

  • "The most that a writer can do - and this is only rarely achieved - is to write in such a way that the reader finds himself in a place where the unwordable happens off the page," he wrote.

    NYT > Home Page

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  • Nice example:

    "The real reality, the flickering of seen and unseen actualities, the moment under the moment, can't be put into words; the most that a writer can do--and this is only rarely achieved--is to write in such a way that the reader finds himself in a place where the unwordable happens off the page."

    January 10, 2017

  • spotted in a 1869 religous book while looking up unword

    https://books.google.ca/books?id=LDk3AAAAMAAJ&pg=PA119

    "... whose purity and unwordable holiness cannot admit any unclean person..."

    January 10, 2017