by uzwi

D reads Proust, enthuses over the economics of increasing returns. Forty five, he worries he can no longer hit the softball out of the park. Maybe age is catching up with him, maybe dope has blurred his memory. But his running & swimming program has been successful, & recently he finished laying a patio using something he calls “depleted” or “denatured” or “deconstructed” granite, something like that. Now he plans to get back on track, write again. D is the only writer I know who has read and taken note of Gerard Genette’s Narrative Discourse. This book is such a genuinely useful toolbox, he suggests, we should keep it from the others. “Have you ever used depeleted granite ?”