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He puts his right hand lightly on the cup, I put my left, leaving the right free to transcribe, and away we go. We get,…
And, as I have said, it’s made me think twice about the imagination. If the spirits aren’t external, how astonishing the mediums become! Victor Hugo…
The simplest science book is over my head.
Strange about parents. We have such easy access to them and such daunting problems of communication.
In life, there are no perfect affections.
I’d like to think the scientists need us – but do they? Did Newton need Blake?
Before trying a novel I wrote a couple of plays.
But those two plays left me on fresh terms with language. I didn’t always have to speak in my own voice.
Knowing some Greek helped defuse forbidding words – not that I counted much on using them. You’ll find only trace elements of this language in…
Arthur Young’s Reflexive Universe – fascinating but too schematic to fit into my scheme. The most I could hope for was a sense of the…
At college I’d seen my dead frog’s limbs twitch under some applied stimulus or other – seen, but hadn’t believed. Didn’t dream of thinking beyond…
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