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Average rating: 4.08 · 2,347 ratings · 423 reviews · 15 distinct works · Similar authors
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“Irony has only emergency use. Carried over time it is the voice of the trapped who have come to enjoy their cage.”
Lewis Hyde, Alcohol and Poetry: John Berryman and the Booze Talking
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“Most artists are brought to their vocation when their own nascent gifts are awakened by the work of a master. That is to say, most artists are converted to art by art itself. Finding one's voice isn't just an emptying and purifying oneself of the words of others but an adopting and embracing of filiations, communities, and discourses. Inspiration could be called inhaling the memory of an act never experienced. Invention, it must be humbly admitted, does not consist in creating out of void but out of chaos. Any artist knows these truths, no matter how deeply he or she submerges that knowing.”
Lewis Hyde, The Gift: Imagination and the Erotic Life of Property

“Erik Erikson has commented: Potentially creative men like (Bernard) Shaw build the personal fundament of their work during a self-decreed moratorium, during which they often starve themselves, socially, erotically, and, at last but not least, nutritionally, in order to let the grosser weeds die out, and make way for the growth of their inner garden. ”
Lewis Hyde, The Gift: Imagination and the Erotic Life of Property

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Jeremy I want to apologize for the all the recommendations from me today. I wanted to share the Stoker Award news, and I only pressed the send button once--I'm not sure what happened to create so many messages. Some weird glitch.

Argh...this is terrible...

Again, I'm very sorry.

-Jeremy


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