Her attention to language—and the breakdown of language—invites comparisons to writers like anthony burgess and Lewis Carroll.
anthony burgess became Joseph Kell because his publishers could not keep up with his output.
c.1200, burgeis "citizen of a borough," from Old French borjois (Modern French bourgeois), from Late Latin burgensis (see bourgeois). Applied from late 15c. to borough representatives in Parliament and used later in Virginia and other colonies used to denote members of the legislative body, while in Pennsylvania, etc., it meant "member of the governing council of a borough."