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“It’s just a miracle you didn’t end up sightless…”

“…or at least dead.” That’s what the nurse tells Terrence Weber, “the man with the knife in his head,” in Denis Johnson’s story “Emergency.” The line is really funny, and it sounds absolutely true — that being sightless would be … Continue reading

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The Gap In Between

The more I think about “Rock Springs,” the more I think about the gaps in between the story. Not just the physical spaces where the ink has not been pressed onto the page, but, also, the ways in which Ford … Continue reading

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