The Art of Tetman Callis

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March 19th, 2012 · 10 Comments

“Verbs need nouns to be the agents of their doing and the object of their wrath, but only the way that strings need puppets.” — William H. Gass, “The Nature of Narrative and Its Philosophical Implications,” from Tests of Time

Tags: Lit & Crit · William H. Gass

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  • 1 Averil Dean // Mar 19, 2012 at 3:50 pm

    A man of action, our Mr. Gass.

    (Almost finished with the book, Tetman. One more week!)

  • 2 Tetman Callis // Mar 19, 2012 at 7:29 pm

    No rush.

  • 3 Averil Dean // Mar 19, 2012 at 8:35 pm

    My book, I should have said. I got a lot done this weekend. Yours I’m re-reading with the hope that some of your voice may rub off on me as I put the interview questions together.

  • 4 Tetman Callis // Mar 20, 2012 at 5:45 am

    I wondered why a week. I figured it was because you had other things to do, like work on your own book. Turns out that was the other thing.

  • 5 Averil Dean // Mar 21, 2012 at 6:52 am

    I couldn’t sleep last night, so I spent a few hours with your book and my list of interview questions. I’ll have them to you in a day or two.

    Is today the big day? P-Day???

  • 6 Tetman Callis // Mar 21, 2012 at 8:10 am

    The puppy’s published. It actually was published this past Sunday, but I didn’t know it had been published until I checked Amazon.com yesterday to see if maybe it had already come out. I’ve been so busy I haven’t had time to tend to it much.

  • 7 Averil Dean // Mar 21, 2012 at 11:10 am

    Yay!!! I’m just going to keep saying congratulations over and over until it gets old. I hope you’re going out to celebrate–or staying in to celebrate.

    Celebrating somewhere, that’s what I hope. You deserve it.

  • 8 Tetman Callis // Mar 21, 2012 at 12:32 pm

    Congratulations won’t get old (Stroke me, baby!). But celebrating? It’s Lent. My celebrating wing is shut down for cleaning. And there have been pressures. The best thing I can think of to do is stay on track with all my work.

  • 9 Averil Dean // Mar 21, 2012 at 2:18 pm

    Who’s your fangirl, daddy?

    If you were a chick, I’d recommend a trip to the spa, which is what I’ve been saving up for. Mmm . . . warm lavender massage . . . fresh coat of toenail polish . . . odd wind instruments playing in the background . . . Isn’t there a male equivalent?

  • 10 Tetman Callis // Mar 21, 2012 at 3:08 pm

    I like saunas and hot tubs at spas. Problem is, it’s hard for me to get away.

    I could use a hike in the mountains. We have some wonderful mountains right at the east edge of the city. I haven’t hiked in them in a while. That’s probably what I need to do. Just get up into the mountains for a few hours and hike hike hike.

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