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I Had Known it and Rejected it – “Leaving the Atocha Station”, Ben Lerner

November 7th, 2012 · Comments Off on I Had Known it and Rejected it – “Leaving the Atocha Station”, Ben Lerner · Uncategorized

Various people greeted us and Teresa detached from me to kiss them and I was acutely aware of not being attractive enough for my surroundings; luckily I had a strategy for such situations, one I had developed over many visits to New York with the dim kids of the stars: I opened my eyes a […]

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The Full Confidence of Dumbness – “Vernon God Little” – DBC Pierre

August 8th, 2011 · Comments Off on The Full Confidence of Dumbness – “Vernon God Little” – DBC Pierre · Complexity

There’s the learning, O Partner: that you’re cursed when you realize true things, because then you can’t act with the full confidence of dumbness anymore.

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