Joy (cithra) wrote,

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John Crowley read last night at Elliot Bay, the final event in this year's Clarion readings series. He's not quite what I expected, but was very engaging.

He read from his latest (I think) book, called the Translator, about poets and poetry and connections, and falling in love with/through intellect. Of course I found this striking, and relevant to a degree...

Except I'm still firmly convinced we tell ourselves the stories we want to hear. As much as I want to believe such connections happen, I remain solipsistically dubious.

This is what comes of reading too much as a child while being raised under a rock. You think people actually behave the way they do in books.

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