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Amy Falls Down by Jincy Willett

By Jincy Willett

The endearingly sour author, Amy Gallup has fortunately remoted herself from the realm spending the final 20 years instructing and reviewing--she's performed loads of pondering . . . yet little or no writing. On an unassuming morning, in her slippers, Amy journeys in her yard, is going head-over-heels, and into the part of a birdbath. The clinic clears her of head injury--so Amy returns domestic. whilst a neighborhood reporter exhibits up for a scheduled interview--Amy isn't really particularly herself.

The article paints Amy as a the zen-goddess of writing, publishing . . . and lifestyles. Her strange interview used to be interpreted because the rambling of a real genius. yet all that truly occurred used to be: Amy fell down!

The subsequent factor she is familiar with, neighbors and enthusiasts are popping out of the woodwork. without notice Amy is on radio indicates, keynoting an immense publishing occasion, and guiding a neighborhood writers' retreat. however the strangest factor of all: Amy starts off to write.

Readers witness Amy confront her prior and current, and...

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And, once these have free play, the freedom of combination in the text. Syntax is a set of habits to be formed, habits which it is sometimes well to renovate and brush up, in full awareness of what one is doing. In this field of literary action, as in all others, we must abide by the rules of the game, but accept them for what they are worth and without attaching too much authority to them. Nor should we pride ourselves on remembering a number of exceptions. It must be borne in mind that in the days of our greatest writers the liberties permitted were, also, far greater.

Statues and fame are forms of the cult of the dead, which is a form of ignorance. " In every religion "false gods" mean other people's gods; they are called false not because their existence is denied but because they lack the supreme prestige and power reserved to the god whom we personally adore. * The notion of the "great poet" has brought into the world more minor poets than the laws of chance would lead one to expect. * Man preens himself on his strokes of luck. # Our strongest, most vital hatred goes to those who are what we would like to be ourselves; a hatred all the keener because this state is so closely wrapped up with the person whom we hate.

VIII Every cosmogony, every metaphysical system assumes man to be a spectator of phenomena from which he is excluded. And this holds good even for physics, even for history and our memory of yesterday. For what sees is always incompatible with what is seen, more or less obviously as the case may be. * ANALECTS Philosophy and Scicnce would not exist had not certain men who never troubled their heads about them, who saw no need for them and were unaware of their existence and even of their possibility, provided by their lives and actions the fundaments and subject matter, the languages, the "obscu­ rity," and the coherence basic to philosophy and science.

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