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Tuesday, September 4, 2012

An Essay on Sentences

The Marquise Went Out At Five O Clock - A rather good essay on sentences.

 Whenever my sentences had a function outside themselves — whether that function was connecting up other sentences, honoring the truth of a loved one’s life, or setting down an imagined world already existent in my head — they could in time be made to work. Whenever my sentences were built to be beautiful yet self-sufficient objects of attention, they collapsed.

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