a fool in the forest


  • A fool, a fool! I met a fool i' the
    A motley fool; a miserable world!
    As I do live by food, I met a fool
    Who laid him down and bask'd him
        in the sun,
    And rail'd on Lady Fortune in good
    In good set terms and yet a motley

    As You Like It,
    Act II, Scene 7

    L'homme y passe à travers des
        forêts de symboles
    Qui l'observent avec des regards

    Les Fleurs du Mal,

    [T]here is almost no subject-matter, and what little one can disentangle is foolish....
    One would call the style verbose, except that by definition verbosity is the use of words in excess of the occasion, and there seems to be no occasion.

    Yvor Winters,
    Forms of Discovery, Ch. 7

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    March 24, 2004


    Rick Coencas

    Thank you George. That is more than I could have every hoped for!

    David Giacalone

    Thank you for elucidating while "expounding" (does that mean verbally pounding the meaning out of a topic?). I presumed that none of your learned readers would be dastardly enough to buy the $5.56 used version of TNK that is available through Amazon.com, and thus deprive you of your well-earned gratutity.

    I hope you will someday expound on just when literary critics started deducting points for authors utilizing mistaken identity as a major plotting technique. The overuse of deii ex machina would also be a good topic.

    Until then, thank you for yet another plug to my humbler-all-the-time weblog.


    "stupid poetic justice": now that's comedy!

    Rick Coencas

    "Tragedy is when I cut my finger. Comedy is when you walk into an open sewer and die."
      --  Mel Brooks

    George Wallace

    "Death is easy; comedy is hard."

    -- Edmund Kean

    Rick Coencas

    He's still not all that funny, but...

    Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up, but a comedy in long-shot
    --Charlie Chaplin

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