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  • perhaps i share your billy phelpsian persona but i think ones personal relationship to art of all kinds is integral to the intellectual. that doesn't suggest a one-to-one correlation as parker brilliantly and hilariously underscores; but it also doesn't posit some kind of detatched sensibility. poe, blake, et al, these were not detatched, impersonal critiques. they all were pretty passionate, it seems to me.

    Ferule & Fescue


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