Ijust read a book called And The Earth Did Not Devour Him by Tomas Rivera. It's a book representative of Chicano literature, and I read it for one of my classes this term. What really impressed me was that the entire novella is written in a series of vignettes--short, impressionistic scenes. Inititally, I felt that the narrative was somewhat disjointed, because each of the scenes were distinctive, some of them unexpected, but the overall effect was great! All the scenes began to arrange themselves in a pattern, as I read on, and when I turned the last page of the book, I felt like I had just experienced the novella in a visial way. It was like gazing (through language) at an exquisite patchwork quilt, each patch a story that fit within the larger narrative.