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Friday, November 24, 2006
It's Always Night
The De Selbyesque sentiment behind the epigraph from Thelonious Monk to Thomas Pynchon's new novel, Against the Day, is all fine and well, but its internal rhyme is just a bit too distracting for me: 'It's always night, or we wouldn't need light.' De Tocqueville, was it, said mankind was given language to conceal its thoughts from itself; and it's so like the English language to come between us and our best ideas.