In the meantime there are common flickerson the lawn, words to whittle, friends to kid.In the meantime minds pose and puteach other on with drastic poise.And though the sun is lustrouson the snow, minds want to switch onevery watt inside. They want to rest their everyreason against the gusts of blank reposewithin their sets and make their blizard babies.
—Alice Fulton, from “Silencer.”Photography: Tom Hoying.

In the meantime there are common flickers
on the lawn, words to whittle, friends to kid.
In the meantime minds pose and put
each other on with drastic poise.
And though the sun is lustrous
on the snow, minds want to switch on
every watt inside. They want to rest their every
reason against the gusts of blank repose
within their sets and make their blizard babies.

Alice Fulton, from “Silencer.”
Photography: Tom Hoying.

Cynthia Ozick’s stirring defense of Kafka, the man: “Whoever utters ‘Kafkaesque’ has neither fathomed nor intuited nor felt the impress of Kafka’s devisings. If there is one imperative that ought to accompany any biographical or critical approach, it is that Kafka is not to be mistaken for the Kafkaesque.”
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Cynthia Ozick’s stirring defense of Kafka, the man: “Whoever utters ‘Kafkaesque’ has neither fathomed nor intuited nor felt the impress of Kafka’s devisings. If there is one imperative that ought to accompany any biographical or critical approach, it is that Kafka is not to be mistaken for the Kafkaesque.”

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