the rigorous m

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quote: carson on woolf on sleep

Posted by rigorousm on April 5, 2011

“Virginia Woolf offers us, through sleep, a glimpse of a kind of emptiness that interests her. It is the emptiness of things before we make use of them, a glimpse of reality prior to its efficacy.”

– Anne Carson, “EVERY EXIT IS AN ENTRANCE (A PRAISE OF SLEEP)” from Decreation p 24.

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