Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Language and Structure

Consider this rich quotation from T.M.McNally's The Goat Bridge (a greatly under-read book, a powerful novel that conveys the complexities of the Baltic wars with grace and intelligence):

"Study the common things of this world long enough and things reveal increasingly what they have in common: namely, the language by which we describe them. This search for detecting forms of order and arrangement, always, is the work of all artists, regardless of form.

"Art joins,war, like pornography, seperates."

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