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January 12, 2009

TT: Almanac

"Certain novelists claim that fiction must express a pure autonomy--must become a self-sufficient language-machine--in order to be innovative; others strip language bare of any nuance. These aestheticians and reductionists, seeming opposites, both end inevitably at the gates of nihilism."

Cynthia Ozick, "Metaphor and Memory" (courtesy of Anecdotal Evidence)

Posted January 12, 2009 12:00 AM

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