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"It was impossible not to get on with Jim, Ted would say, he was so affadaptable, and euphoric to the point, sometimes, of imbecility, perhaps as a result of graduating in Business English and Human Relations in a School of Management run on American lines." Apr 25, 2014 06:07AM

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"Speaker, is this minister content to sit and do nothing while the people of this Province are beaten, burned, robbed, raped, and killed in her sight? Does she want to be a Minister of Justice or a chamberlain in the court of misrule?" Apr 19, 2014 04:02AM

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Jeff Bursey added a status update: Started reading the CB-R festschrift on the same day a review copy of David Markson letters arrives, and I stumbled across a long article by Karl Ove Knausgaard on the importance of sensitive editing, and what makes a good editor; yesterday, this URL popped up - It's an issue of LISA, an e-journal, devoted to Gabriel Josipovici. The stars are aligned nicely this week.
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