Thanksgiving Is Ruined
November 01, 2007
"the idiolect indeed becomes the sole linguistic reality"
There was a bewildering assortment of false starts and incomplete sentences for the mind only. I no sooner thought of something to say to myself than I forgot it, and I was lucky to get beyond the second or third imagined word. . . .
Paul West's post-stroke, aphasic memoir, The Shadow Factory, apparently will appear in approx. 6 months.
Part of it, the astounding & mesmerizing "Mem, Mem, Mem" [?]
-- from which the above excerpt comes --
Oddly, it may be the first/most "normal"-sounding piece of writing ever to appear. Read it and everything else will sound "off" for a while.