March 22, 2013
The writer — dead or alive — Marilynne Robinson would most like to meet
From an interview published March 7, 2013 in the New York Times Book Review: "A wonderful writer has given the best of herself or himself in the work. I think many of them are frustrated by the thinness and inadequacy of ordinary spoken language, of ordinary contact even with the people they know best and love best. They turn to writing for this reason. I think many of them are magnanimous in a degree their lives cannot otherwise express. To meet Emily Dickinson or Henry James would be, from their side, to intrude on them, maybe even to make them feel inadequate to expectation. I can't imagine being a sufficient reason for the disruption. We do have their books. That said, I would like to meet William James."
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i'm just along for the ride and liking it - thank you Joe -
Posted by: sherlock | Mar 25, 2013 12:47:59 PM
sherlock's comment is our — Gray Cat et moi — favorite comment of the month. Not even close. "Meow"
Posted by: bookofjoe | Mar 25, 2013 9:49:42 AM
Determinism — somewhere among the microwaves Joseph Stirt and his trusted kemo sabe Gray Cat were being assembled so that we might eventually enjoy a few zany posts and laughs...
Posted by: sherlock | Mar 25, 2013 2:29:02 AM
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