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A Goodreads user asked Ben Marcus:

I was wondering -- based on the many instances of etymological, semiotical, philosophical, and theological metaphors and constructions -- if you approach your writing from a point of searching, reaching out to an idea or (a) language(?), or do you (perhaps, voraciously) consume etymologies and philosophies, then pare them back and re-arrange them into the language(s) you're creating for your writing(s)?

Ben Marcus Hey Tommy,

Hm. I like the idea of voraciously consuming etymologies and philosophies, but I probably side with the first option. Blind groping, unintentional trajectories, mistakes.

Thanks for the question.

Ben

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