The Punctuationless paragraph was done by Joyce, I think, which means around 1906. Faulkner and Kesey also have one. So, it was once new. But I think it was never useful; it's just too hard to read. The start of Faulkner's:
one minute she was standing there the next he was yelling and pulling at her dress they went into the hall and up the stairs yelling and shoving at her up the stairs to the bathroom door and stopped her back against the door and her arm across her face yelling and trying to shove her into the bathroom when she came in to supper T. P. was feeding him he started again just whimpering at first ...
I mean, it's a great idea for creating a distinctive mood. It just doesn't work. The test of time will judge all cutting-edge grammar; the test of time gave this one a failing grade.
Smaller versions do work. I've only seen one, so maybe this is cutting edge still; however, it did come from a while ago.
"OH MY GOD OH PAUL WHAT ARE YOU DOOOOOING?" (Stephen King, Misery)
Anyway, this is brilliant:
I don't understand him I don't understand his actions I don't understand my disappointment (page 70)
That creates an effect. It's readable because the sentences start with the same phrases.
I have no idea what you want to make of this. A political humorist published an essay online. The title made it sound like it was very supportive of Trump's budget, when it was in fact it was all critical. A link to the article then appeared in the White House daily newsletter. Anyway, her satirical paragraph:
The White House believes in me, and the White House is not full of careless people who skim headlines looking for the ones that sound sort of positive and then send them out in their daily briefing newsletter hoping for the best haaa ha ha nope ha ha these are the minds who control war and peace and the budget and things ha ha ha it's fine ha ha oh god help. (Petri, The Washington Post, March 17)
Make of it what you want. It actually uses word repetition to organize the sentences, though in a way different from Mafi's.
(Perhaps I should note the value of exploring. I think minimalism in art and music were dead ends; I suspect it's still thriving in architecture, though no doubt it's gone beyond simple minimalism.)