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  1. This experiential view of literature that you describe vis a vis O’Connor reminds me of Billy Collins’ peom titled “introduction to poetry” where he laments how the poem is strapped to a chair that a confession of what it really means might be tortured out of it. There is certainly a place to allow art, literature, and dare I say even science to wash over us like the waves of the ocean. There is also a place for critical inspection of the ideas, presuppositions, and views of the good that lie latent in all things. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Tom! I love that Collins poem. Dave Schelhaas handed it out in the Advanced Writer’s Workshop class that Howard Schaap and I teach every summer and it made me think of O’Connor. Thanks for reading.

  2. Luke,
    I can see you are a Dylan person as my husband was and I still am. I also see you refer to O’Connor who is an author I admire. Thanks for your thoughts and references.

    1. Pam,

      Thank you for reading and sharing. I had heard–probably from Bob De Smith?–that you and Charlie were Dylan folks. Have you talked to Jeff Taylor about him? He’s the regional expert!

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