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  •  Perfect language; Poetry so well-groomed it sounds (4+ / 0-)

    effortless. But, as you say, what knocks it out of the park is how modern the sensibility is. Published in 1842, but the psychology is sharper and more grounded than most of what Freud was doing, 70 years later.

    This is beyond Freud, it's Hitchcock. "Shiver. Quiver. Creep." indeed.

    "Every man has a right to utter what he thinks truth" Samuel Johnson

    by Brecht on Fri Sep 13, 2013 at 10:19:49 PM PDT

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