Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Essay from the New Yorker

http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/books/2013/04/when-words-that-shouldnt-last-last.html?mobify=0

2 comments:

  1. This would have been so much better if it had been shorter, though. Perhaps I'm getting impatient as I get older,but somehow those endless chains of examples are like a friend who keeps on grabbing your coat as you try to leave, to tell you one more thing...his premise is an interesting one, though.

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  2. the NY'er tends to long chatty essays, which in these days of large photos and short captions, is always a treat--but for me the best part was the last parapraph. which is usually where the build up leads to.

    "The poem is sent out into the hoat countries, where its fate is always a questionable thing."

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