Monday, December 24, 2012

True Police Cases April 1970

"Purple prose is a term of literary criticism used to describe passages, or sometimes entire literary works, written in prose so extravagant, ornate, or flowery as to break the flow and draw attention to itself. Purple prose is sensually evocative beyond the requirements of its context. It also refers to writing that employs certain rhetorical effects such as exaggerated sentiment or pathos in an attempt to manipulate a reader's response."  wikipedia

It would be tough to find anything more purple than this story in the written works about the Manson Family.  Surprisingly, it is fairly accurate aside from the style of writing.  My favorite is the description of Manson as "a raunchy, runty, renegade".