Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Plain Clear Language

From David Berman

If you restricted all your writing to the 1,000 most popular words in the English language, there's a way to do that where, wow, what a feat that would be, to bring a lot of meaning. You have to look at the words "what is not but could be if" and "we could be looking for the same thing" and look for a word that isn't in the list of the top 1,000 words. They're all in there. They're not in that sense unique as objects. It's not post-modern, at all. It's pre-modern.

3 comments:

peter b. said...

fuckin love that dude

Chad Reynolds said...

Silver Jews are playing in September. Wanna go?

Eunuchsblues said...

Already got my tickets under my pillow, next to my gun.