Thursday, August 30, 2012

Live Blogging Mitt Romney's Speech--UPDATE

It's a tiresome truth that The Sun Also Rises is about WWI.  Every person in the book is wounded, of course, and of course the central wound is impotence.  I know that Hemingway has the rep of going way overboard on the macho crap, and that impotence is not the correct word, strictly speaking, to describe Jake Barnes's condition.  But at this distance from the war, I think we can take interpretive license to move our pawn one space forward to occupy the impotence square.



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