Gerry Canavan

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  1. I didn’t realize that other people have internal lives and emotions like my own until I was 18 or 19.


    July 8, 2010 at 9:53 am

  2. “I imagined, like everyone else, that the brains of other people were lifeless and submissive receptacles with no power of specific reaction to anything that might be introduced into them; and I had not the least doubt that when I deposited in the minds of my parents the news of the acquaintance I had made at my uncle’s I should at the same time transmit to them the kindly judgment I myself had based on the introduction.”

    This is a problem that only 3000 pages of Proust can help us understand.


    July 8, 2010 at 3:08 pm

  3. You also pronounce “nuclear” incorrectly.


    July 10, 2010 at 1:06 am

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