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A melody has to catch the ear. A lilt is an up and down movement that has to be asymmetrical or surprising in some way. It can go up, and ...

Monday, February 7, 2011


from "Unstable Euphony".


matt said...


Your ability to articulate various aspects of the writing process has proved uncanny for a jr. scholar like myself. And your series of posts about how to dive into a project like the dissertation when you've never attempted anything of that scope has proven super helpful to me and my comrades as we undertake getting our prospectuses approved!

Sidenote: I thought of you and your work on Lorca as I recently began Nicole Krauss's new novel _Great House_ which features a desk rumored to have once been owned by Lorca.

matt said...

of course, i meant "proven" ha!

Jonathan said...

Thanks Matt. It's nice to know I'm not writing only for myself.

And both proven and proved are legit past participles, though some prefer one over the other.