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Thursday, November 5, 2015

Guru

Seeing myself as Lorca guru, or academic writing guru, or poetry guru, always seems deeply pretentious to me.

But I am.

2 comments:

Thomas said...

Without the examples it's a perfect Mayhewianism.

"Seeing myself as guru always seems deeply pretentious to me. But I am."

It's the two possible senses of the second sentence, of course, that nails it.

Jonathan said...

Yes. I didn't even intend the second meaning.

What the second meaning is, is up to you to decide.