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The Voice Crucified – Dear Mr. Capote

The two novels I always come back to are Kenneth Burke’s Towards A Better Life and Gordon Lish’s Dear Mr. Capote Each is a protracted monologue of aggressive artificiality. I see them as baroque efforts to crucify the human voice, … Continue reading

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Kenneth Burke (1897 – 1993)

Our unavowed conflicts, and even my recurrent melancholy memories, seem separated from me, as I find myself busily at work upon my utterance. I would, on such occasions, deem it enough to place antinomies upon the page, to add up … Continue reading

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