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I can manage a prose format as long as I keep closer to Laurence Sterne than to Henry James.

I can manage a prose format as long as I keep closer to Laurence Sterne than to Henry James.

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I had no idea where these kids at a small private college in the San Fernando Valley were coming from, read more

I had no idea where these kids at a small private college in the San Fernando Valley were coming from, why they were coming to hear me, or what they needed to know.

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Growing up in Brooklyn in the '40s and following the war in the papers and on the radio every day, read more

Growing up in Brooklyn in the '40s and following the war in the papers and on the radio every day, the world looked very different to us then.

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Children frequently sing meaningful phrases to themselves over and over again before they learn to make a distinction between singing read more

Children frequently sing meaningful phrases to themselves over and over again before they learn to make a distinction between singing and saying.

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A myth is the name of a terrible lie told by a smelly little brown person to a man in read more

A myth is the name of a terrible lie told by a smelly little brown person to a man in a white suit with a pair of binoculars.

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I didn't think about whether I was writing poems. I was thinking. And the more I was thinking, the more read more

I didn't think about whether I was writing poems. I was thinking. And the more I was thinking, the more there was I didn't understand.

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For several centuries what has passed for song in literary circles was any text that looked like the lyrics for read more

For several centuries what has passed for song in literary circles was any text that looked like the lyrics for a commonplace melodic setting.

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From this entertainment industry, may the gods of language protect us.

From this entertainment industry, may the gods of language protect us.

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I am quite unsatisfied by the distinctions between the oral and literate.

I am quite unsatisfied by the distinctions between the oral and literate.

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Disney made a fortune out of inventing the businessman's idea of the imaginary as the contradictory of the businessman's idea read more

Disney made a fortune out of inventing the businessman's idea of the imaginary as the contradictory of the businessman's idea of the real.

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