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La Plus Ca Change…

By posted at 5:06 pm on September 23, 2007 2

I liked this essay better when it was less smug and less poorly reasoned. I think back then it was called “Hysterical Realism.” (via Ed.)

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2 Responses to “La Plus Ca Change…”

  1. Martin
    at 2:50 am on September 24, 2007

    What earlier version? Where did you see it? Google wasn't much help.

  2. Garth Risk Hallberg
    at 8:53 pm on September 24, 2007

    Martin:

    Sorry. This was a poor, and mean-spirited, joke, on my part. I was trying to suggest that this Bukiet essay is a half-baked reworking of points James Wood made better in his essay, "Hysterical Realism." It can be found in the book "The Irresponsible Self," and is highly recommended, even though I don't agree with it. Thanks for commenting.

    -Garth

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