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A Contemplation of Chattering Minds

On Friday I read a post by novelist and essayist Tim Parks on the New York Review of Books blog. Parks argues that the most memorable character in novels of the twentieth century is "the chattering mind, which usually means the mind that can’t make up its mind, the mind postponing action in indecision and, if we’re lucky, poetry."Although I enjoyed Parks's post overall, I take issue with aspects of his analysis...

STAFFJune 30, 2012 — Ferris Jabr

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