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Marianne Moore has a Posse

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I am in the process of getting ready (again) to start blogging more in earnest.  (I hope)
While doing this, I am happily noodling around with the new features that my Blogger Overlords have nicely rolled out for me while I've been mostly dormant.
Among these... Stats!  I can now say with some certainty that this is my most popular post of all time!
Now...  Play Ball!

Great moments in marketing

I think this blurb just had an orgasm:
“Very rarely, a few times in a lifetime, you open a book and when you close it again nothing can ever be the same. Walls have been pulled down, barriers broken, a dimension of feeling, of existence itself, has opened in you that was not there before. To the End of the Land is a book of this magnitude. David Grossman may be the most gifted writer I've ever read; gifted not just because of his imagination, his energy, his originality, but because he has access to the unutterable, because he can look inside a person and discover the unique essence of her humanity. For twenty-six years he has been writing novels about what it means to defend this essence, this unique light, against a world designed to extinguish it. To the End of the Land is his most powerful, shattering, and unflinching story of this defense. To read it is to have yourself taken apart, undone, touched at the place of your own essence; it is to be turned back, as if after a long …