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Anxious gatekeeping

Analogous to nervous cluelessness is something we might call “anxious gatekeeping.”   This is desire to police the borders of poetry, or of...

Thursday, October 2, 2014


I invented this word today. I got up at 7:45, but between 6:30 and then I just lay awake and did some brainstorming for a talk on Lorca's musical legacy I'm giving in March. Anyway, reflamenquifying is the process of turning a work of Lorca with no ostensible connection to Flamenco or Gypsies and re-inserting it into that tradition.

1 comment:

Leslie said...

...one should spend days such that upon the next day one wakes up thinking about this kind of thing.