Monday, November 03, 2003

Again, it will be a slow week for writing. I wrote the comments on Crooked Timber in a hurry. Short overstuffed paragraphs make for pompous diction. 
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In my third comment—not reposted here—I mentioned Daniel Mendelsohn's review of Pushing Time Away: My Grandfather and the Tragedy of Jewish Vienna by Peter Singer. The article is a logical defense of the relation between emotion and human intelligence, written in response to an author who seems not to understand that such a relationship exists, even as he is describing his family history and himself.

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