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Thursday, August 9, 2012

One Project Conceals Another

As I was writing a paragraph today, I realized I needed to write a whole 'nother book on the generation of poets that includes Ullán, Gimferrer, Sánchez Robayna... Ah, well. Every book contains a second book struggling to get out, the book behind or beyond the book. One project conceals another. The discipline lies in keeping to one's present project without jumping to something seemingly more appealing. I already have a book after this one on Lorca, so this new project will have to wait in line.

Yes, I know that "nother" is not a real word.

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