A World Outside

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  1. Joseph Hutchison
    Joseph Hutchison July 22, 2010 at 7:11 pm .

    If I'd quarrel with anything (oh, there are small things, I imagine; trivialities…), it would be his use of "immanent" to describe a quality of language that is historically acquired, not "inherent" (my dictionary defines "immanent" as "existing or operating within; inherent"). In a way, the immanence he describes is little more than multiplicity of

  2. Conrad DiDiodato
    Conrad DiDiodato July 22, 2010 at 4:54 pm .

    I agree, Joseph.<br /><br />Abramson&#39;s critique is potentially devastating. But, to be fair to both sides, and a little more realistic, I think Silliman would make mincemeat of Abramson&#39;s youthful characterizations of poetry movements and (as you&#39;ve indicated )the legalese style in which it&#39;s written.<br /><br />I don&#39;t disagree with a single point Abramson&#39;s made, though.

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