Monday, August 8, 2011

The reason it's difficult to write about people you love:

"Prowling the meanings of a word, prowling the history of a person, no use expecting a flood of light. Human words have no main switch. But all those little kidnaps in the dark. And then the luminous, big, shivering, discandied, unrepentant, barking web of them that hangs in your mind when you turn back to the page you were trying to translate." —Anne Carson, Nox (comparing Latin translation to trying to write her brother down).

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