Adam Kirsch’s “Rocket and Lightship: Meditations on life and letters”

Posted on December 3, 2012

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“To become memorable or brilliant, language needs to be fertilized by egotism.” 

Adam Kirsch’s long but worth reading collection of meditations/prose epigrams on the position of writers WRT past writers, future readers, and the present tense; on the respective roles of literature and science; and the role of culture in a technologically evolving civilization (among other insights). 

via poetryfoundation.org

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