Thursday, August 19, 2010

"I placed a jar in Tennessee"

From Cynthia Wall, The Prose of Things: Transformations of Description in the Eighteenth Century: "In reading, one enters the spare visual space immediately, through the door of a thing, a small vivid detail."

1 comment:

  1. this sounds potentially delightful. (also possibly doleful; it depends what she does with it.) I wonder if the "also bought" books on Amazon are your (or someone's) course texts? Lynn Festa and Maria Edgeworth?