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The Future of Fiction
by multiple authors

The Future of Fiction
by multiple authors

The Future of Fiction
by multiple authors

unable to be resisted or avoided; inescapable

9

Our daily operations pull us ineluctably away

—p.9 Second Thoughts (9) by Sven Birkerts
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Our daily operations pull us ineluctably away

—p.9 Second Thoughts (9) by Sven Birkerts
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(adjective) born under or influenced astrologically by the planet Saturn / (adjective) cold and steady in mood; slow to act or change / (adjective) of a gloomy or surly disposition / (adjective) having a sardonic aspect

9

I premised these saturnine essays on a fairly basic assumption

—p.9 Second Thoughts (9) by Sven Birkerts
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I premised these saturnine essays on a fairly basic assumption

—p.9 Second Thoughts (9) by Sven Birkerts
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(adjective) requiring immediate aid or action / (adjective) requiring or calling for much; demanding

12

we can repossess what the exigencies of living in a high-speed information age are denying us

—p.12 Second Thoughts (9) by Sven Birkerts
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we can repossess what the exigencies of living in a high-speed information age are denying us

—p.12 Second Thoughts (9) by Sven Birkerts
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(verb) writhe toss / (verb) wallow / (verb) to rise and fall or toss about in or with waves / (verb) to become deeply sunk, soaked, or involved / (verb) to be in turmoil / (noun) a state of wild disorder; turmoil / (noun) a chaotic mass or jumble

14

coined by Jacques Derrida, blending difference and deferral (of meaning); central to deconstruction

14

the writers who most deeply reveal this transformative différance

the larger sentence is confusing and I don't fully get it so I haven't included it

—p.14 Crackpot Realism: Fiction for the Forthcoming Millenium (13) by Melvin Jules Bukiet
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the writers who most deeply reveal this transformative différance

the larger sentence is confusing and I don't fully get it so I haven't included it

—p.14 Crackpot Realism: Fiction for the Forthcoming Millenium (13) by Melvin Jules Bukiet
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(adj) another term for millenarian (the religious doctrine of a thousand-year period of peace and prosperity)

14

those who have not yet been apprised of the changes they personify regard the writers [...] as chiliastic

—p.14 Crackpot Realism: Fiction for the Forthcoming Millenium (13) by Melvin Jules Bukiet
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those who have not yet been apprised of the changes they personify regard the writers [...] as chiliastic

—p.14 Crackpot Realism: Fiction for the Forthcoming Millenium (13) by Melvin Jules Bukiet
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(noun) one of the letters adopted as books of the New Testament / (noun) a liturgical lection usually from one of the New Testament Epistles / (noun) letter, or a composition in the form of a letter

the highest point in the development of something; culmination or climax

19

Moral disintegration is connected to military apotheosis.

—p.19 Crackpot Realism: Fiction for the Forthcoming Millenium (13) by Melvin Jules Bukiet
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Moral disintegration is connected to military apotheosis.

—p.19 Crackpot Realism: Fiction for the Forthcoming Millenium (13) by Melvin Jules Bukiet
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the ancient Jewish tradition of mystical interpretation of the Bible; as an adjective, refers to something secretive or mysterious

19

Crackpot Realism is, through its cabalistic fixation on the secret meanings of words

—p.19 Crackpot Realism: Fiction for the Forthcoming Millenium (13) by Melvin Jules Bukiet
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Crackpot Realism is, through its cabalistic fixation on the secret meanings of words

—p.19 Crackpot Realism: Fiction for the Forthcoming Millenium (13) by Melvin Jules Bukiet
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(noun) politics based on practical and material factors rather than on theoretical or ethical objectives

21

Jonathan Franzen hopes to secure the urban necropolis from further decay through his over-the-edge realpolitik

—p.21 Crackpot Realism: Fiction for the Forthcoming Millenium (13) by Melvin Jules Bukiet
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Jonathan Franzen hopes to secure the urban necropolis from further decay through his over-the-edge realpolitik

—p.21 Crackpot Realism: Fiction for the Forthcoming Millenium (13) by Melvin Jules Bukiet
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