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Thursday, April 4, 2013

After Lorca

After What Lorca Knew will come a project I am calling a "critique of the poetics of cultural exceptionalism." I wrote an outline of 700 words of some of the ideas I've been developing here on this blog, but I really need to write about 2,000 words just summarizing some basic concepts in very schematic form. I don't really know whether this project will be a book, but it is certainly too long for an article. Just about everyone gets some skin into the cultural exceptionalism game.

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