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cbertsch
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Repression?
I have a really good memory. But I picked up an old copy of Djuna Barnes's strange and wonderful novel Nightwood today before teaching and realized, paging through it, that I had extensively annotated the entire book with my so-neat-it's-perverse block capital handwriting. And I had absolutely no recollection of having done so. I mean, I remembered reading the novel, just not with that level of attentiveness. I must have done it in the course of preparing for my graduate exams. Strange how that kind of studying fails to stick like the work you do for a specific purpose. Still, I can't help wondering if there was something about Nightwood in particular that led me to forget how much time I'd spent thinking about it. Some of my marginalia verge on the, "Tell me about it, girlfriend," variety.

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From: gbyebluemonday Date: March 21st, 2007 07:48 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
i adore men with 'so-neat-it's-perverse' handwriting.

...they're always trouble though, in my experience.
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: March 21st, 2007 11:26 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
I'm definitely trouble! Can you imagine a block capital love note? I've written them far too often.

Realized, BTW, that I can send you an e-mail, which I will now commence to do.
From: e4q Date: March 21st, 2007 07:56 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)

Tell me about it, girlfriend

or was that - "TELL ME ABOUT IT, GIRLFRIEND"

cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: March 21st, 2007 11:23 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)

Re: Tell me about it, girlfriend

And to think that I was just being quoted another one of your witty comments, to which I responded, "The racial memory of the English provokes them to wit like the candle provokes the moth-bodied changeling to flame."
From: e4q Date: March 21st, 2007 11:48 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)

Re: moth-bodied changelings

better a moth bodied changeling than a fossil, i guess. i just wish i would get on and get some wings.

i like the idea that wit might not be something that you have to try for, but part of default settings - as i am about to engage in a drug regime which may well downgrade my previously rolls royce brain for good into a reliant robin.

xxxpunkxgrrlxxx From: xxxpunkxgrrlxxx Date: March 21st, 2007 10:58 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Some of my marginalia verge on the, "Tell me about it, girlfriend," variety.


it's always nice to have a laugh before 7 in the morning :)
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: March 21st, 2007 11:21 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Good thing you didn't read it last night, then. . . :-)
hollsterhambone From: hollsterhambone Date: March 21st, 2007 12:11 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
I read that novel soon after arriving in Tucson. I don't remember it at all. Horrible, really, because I remember, while I was reading it, thinking, "This is pretty good!"
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