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Two Ponies

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about the Peanuts comic strip

Franzen, J. (2006). Two Ponies. In Franzen, J. The Discomfort Zone: A Personal History. Farrar Straus Giroux, pp. 28-51

form or shape

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but the office gestalt was hawkish

I assume he's using the word in the German meaning here; it also has related meanings in psychology and other fields

—p.28 by Jonathan Franzen
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7 years, 2 months ago

but the office gestalt was hawkish

I assume he's using the word in the German meaning here; it also has related meanings in psychology and other fields

—p.28 by Jonathan Franzen
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7 years, 2 months ago

(adj) hostile, obstructive

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generally inimical to bell-bottomed, lefty film-studies majors

—p.28 by Jonathan Franzen
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7 years, 2 months ago

generally inimical to bell-bottomed, lefty film-studies majors

—p.28 by Jonathan Franzen
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7 years, 2 months ago
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[...] The script, which I'd written, had a large number of bit parts and one very generous role that I'd created with my own memorization abilities in mind. The action took place on a boat, involved a taciturn villain named Mr. Scuba, and lacked the most rudimentary comedy, point, or moral. Not even I, who got to do most of the talking, enjoyed being in it. [...]

funny cus it reminds me of the motivations behind my own one-act play

—p.30 by Jonathan Franzen 7 years, 2 months ago

[...] The script, which I'd written, had a large number of bit parts and one very generous role that I'd created with my own memorization abilities in mind. The action took place on a boat, involved a taciturn villain named Mr. Scuba, and lacked the most rudimentary comedy, point, or moral. Not even I, who got to do most of the talking, enjoyed being in it. [...]

funny cus it reminds me of the motivations behind my own one-act play

—p.30 by Jonathan Franzen 7 years, 2 months ago

(adjective) constituting a class alone; unique peculiar

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My memory of that shriveling and rolling was sui generis, distrinct from my other memories.

—p.38 by Jonathan Franzen
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My memory of that shriveling and rolling was sui generis, distrinct from my other memories.

—p.38 by Jonathan Franzen
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