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July 2, 2004
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How exactly? Well, with a New York bang in that Bad Comma (6/28/04), like Menand's The End Note: The Nightmare of Citation (10/6/03), counterpoints a pair of classically-related compositional matters. They are, to be precise, vexed matters of common orthographical space (punctuation/citation rules) and verbal-logical time (personal/tonal rhythms). Generally, they are matters of eye and ear.
You may recall I tried to note them in Blue-End Note: Louis Menand Sings "Chicago Blues" — where I alluded to the late great Ray Charles (whose happy caricature graces the New Yorker's recent cover). In any case, as I start for some needed "Stylechoice" talk in Minnesota, I thought to adduce Menand's lead and to leave such matters for your critical analysis. Do maybe enjoy the challenge while I'm gone.
"Punctuated Equilibrium," indeed! Quite a pun, Styles!
Indeed, almost like The Time Falling Bodies Take to Light — a text I may soon examine at YGS, though not today, alas!
Well, I see that you ARE back, Styles, even if you haven't done a full-blown post. Joanna and Cindy and I have been having quite a cross-blogging discussion on CC's and universties the past several days. Check it out and join in if you can.
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