Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Sentence of the Day

James Wood on Richard Powers:
The fiction of Richard Powers sometimes resembles a dying satyr—above the waist is a mind full of serious thought, philosophical reflection, deep exploration of music and science; below, a pair of spindly legs strain to support the great weight of the ambitious brain.
Wood is (predictably) hard on Powers but the review is worth a read, just the same. See also this essay by William Deresiewicz.

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