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Old 07-09-2013, 02:34 AM   #67
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Originally Posted by Prestidigitweeze View Post
This one's for Pynch -- a rather incisive review/essay by Lynn Tillman:

Reconsidering Gertrude Stein

Thanks for the link, Prestidigitweeze, itís an interesting essay. This phrase

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Steinís works of consciousness depend on a readerís consciousness, and unconscious, to engage them. Otherwise, her writing is flat, the rhythms and play of her words lost along with her biting wit and clarity.
seems to describe best why her texts are difficult if youíre not in the right mind to read them. (Cue dismissive joke about the ambivalence of the term right mind here, if you must, readers of stories.)
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