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Some Interesting Thoughts By Way of the Tournament of Books

History is necessarily inaccurate; we only can comprehend it based on the information we receive, and only can relate it to the best of our recollection.

So reflects Andrew Womack about Anne Carson’s Nox, one of the books in his Tournament of Books bracket, the other being Jaimy Gordon’s Lord of Misrule.  Ever since first hearing about Nox I’ve been fascinated by the whole idea of it — a folding collage of material housed in a box.  And so I appreciated very much Womack’s thoughts on it in his ToB decision, especially those questioning the ideas of history, reading, and books.

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