Monday, March 30, 2009

`Unalterable and Permanent'

David Myers has performed a wonderful service and posted some of the notes he kept in 1976 as a student of the poet-critic J.V. Cunningham. Here are a few favorites:

"Writing aims at being unalterable and permanent. Thus records and tape recordings are forms of writing."

"Tolerance is almost identical to indifference."

"An accumulation of bad habits marks the colloquial style."

"The finder of his theme will be at no loss for words."

"It would be indecorous to ascribe a fault to Jane Austen."

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