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  •  I just read this quietly powerful, relective essay (1+ / 0-)
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    Chico David RN

    and in response to your comment here, in my judgment your work also has literary merit.  Voice and point-of-view, tone, word choices, organizational pattern, especially presenting your thesis at the end with great effect are all admirable.

    The war had a great impact on the world of arts and letters, on the intellectuals and social critics of the times, but only a fleeting impression on the mass mind.

    99%er. 100% opposed to fundamentalist/neoconservative/neoliberal oligarchs.

    by blueoasis on Sat Aug 04, 2012 at 03:09:51 AM PDT

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    •  Thank you very much (1+ / 0-)
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      I have a great affection for the essay as a form of writing.  Most of the time, what I write is very pedestrian and sort of utilitiarian writing.  Ok for conveying information, but not much more.  Every once in a while I get the mix right and feel like I've moved to a little bit higher level.
      If you like this piece, there is one other, on a very different subject that you might enjoy.
      http://www.dailykos.com/...

      "Wouldn't you rather vote for what you want and not get it than vote for what you don't want - and get it?" Eugene Debs. "Le courage, c'est de chercher la verite et de la dire" Jean Jaures

      by Chico David RN on Sat Aug 04, 2012 at 04:36:26 PM PDT

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      •  Yes, that's good as well with your meshing (0+ / 0-)

        of thought and emotion through the detail of the narrative.
        As others there mentioned in the comments, I wasn't aware of its significance though I've seen references to Ludlow in passing.  Thanks for pointing it out to me.

        99%er. 100% opposed to fundamentalist/neoconservative/neoliberal oligarchs.

        by blueoasis on Sat Aug 04, 2012 at 06:35:32 PM PDT

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