ON JAMESON'S STYLE
dhenwood at panix.com
Mon May 20 11:30:25 MDT 1996
At 12:13 PM 5/20/96, SCOTT R MCLEMEE wrote:
> Or shouldn't that be rather: "Something like a kind of
> dialectical vagueness, perhaps."
Don't forget the "as such." "Something like a kind of dialectical
vagueness, perhaps, as such."
> It took some months of constant effort to lose the compulsion to
> write like that; to learn to produce a sentence of under 30 words
> cost me more effort than it is pleasing to recall. Think of it.
> Thousands of our comrades-in-armchairs think not only that it is
> *absolutely necessary* to mutter so, but even *desirable.* "They
> muddy the water," as Nietzsche says, "to make it seem deep."
Great line. Where'd he say that?
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