Tuesday, October 28, 2008

What Would Paddy McAloon Do?

“The ancient trees on either side of the path leading along the edge of the park were all lying on the ground as if in a swoon.” “Swoon:” in its Old English source, geswōgen, the word means “overcome.” Much of Sebald’s work catalogues such swoonings, living things that—by inattention as much as by malice, by mindless forces as much as by calculating ones—have been muted, undone, overcome. —Wyatt Mason, Sentences

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Blogger Kaelína N. said...

yes. well put.

9:23 PM  

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