Alec Nevala-Lee

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The minuet, the game of tennis, the heroic couplet, the concept of form as the imposing of rules and the establishing of regularities, the theories of civilization, race, and progress, the performances in sciences and arts to rationalize the universe, to secure balance and class—all these are a tribal magic against a real threat of upset and things not keeping their place.

Robert Duncan, A Selected Prose

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July 24, 2018 at 7:30 am

Quote of the Day

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Robert Duncan

Our engagement with knowing, with craft and lore, our demand for truth is not to reach a conclusion but to keep our exposure to what we do not know, to confront our wish and our need beyond habit and capability, beyond what we can take for granted, at the borderline, the light fingertip or thought-tip where impulse and novelty spring.

Robert Duncan, A Selected Prose

Written by nevalalee

August 11, 2016 at 7:30 am

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