Saturday, February 25, 2012

Overattentive prose ...

... Votaries of the Snake - Commentary Magazine. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

A contemporary novelist can get away with “foregrounding the rendering” (as Cohen puts it) if and only if his prose style is the visible dance of his thought, if and only if the action of his novel is in the thought, and if and only if his thought is wild and wonderful.

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