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Thinking: Norman Rush

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Wood, J. (2012). Thinking: Norman Rush. In Wood, J. The Fun Stuff: And Other Essays. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, pp. 37-49

(noun) the belief that the world tends to improve and that humans can aid its betterment

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Ray is a liberal meliorist

—p.39 by James Wood
notable
6 years, 10 months ago

Ray is a liberal meliorist

—p.39 by James Wood
notable
6 years, 10 months ago

a style of third-person narration which uses some of the characteristics of third-person along with the essence of first-person direct speech

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a superb combination of free indirect style--the technical term for third-person narration that is so close to a character's thought that it resembles first-person monologue--and stream of consciousness

—p.42 by James Wood
notable
6 years, 10 months ago

a superb combination of free indirect style--the technical term for third-person narration that is so close to a character's thought that it resembles first-person monologue--and stream of consciousness

—p.42 by James Wood
notable
6 years, 10 months ago
43

[...] he could get an erection just thinking in passing about her and that on one occasion he had to claim that he was having a hamstring problem, sitting facing Boyle was when it had happened, sitting facing Boyle and saying Ow and massaging his Achilles tendon so he could sit there until it was decent to get up.

funny image

—p.43 by James Wood 6 years, 10 months ago

[...] he could get an erection just thinking in passing about her and that on one occasion he had to claim that he was having a hamstring problem, sitting facing Boyle was when it had happened, sitting facing Boyle and saying Ow and massaging his Achilles tendon so he could sit there until it was decent to get up.

funny image

—p.43 by James Wood 6 years, 10 months ago

(noun) material that is used to provide stability to a vehicle or structure; (verb) to steady or equip with or as if with ballast

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The novel's bulk has already so properly ballasted Ray, has made his mind so present to us

I thought it meant like bombarded or something lol oops

—p.45 by James Wood
strange
6 years, 10 months ago

The novel's bulk has already so properly ballasted Ray, has made his mind so present to us

I thought it meant like bombarded or something lol oops

—p.45 by James Wood
strange
6 years, 10 months ago