The Art of Tetman Callis

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What writers can be like to live with

April 11th, 2012 · 2 Comments

“There are those who like to sail alone around the world; they shut themselves up in towers to write or watch for fires; in huts encased in ice, they give up their lives to loneliness; who hunt for pelts in the mountains or are driven with aimless intensity from place to place like sand through a desert; fly solo, take to the woods.  Searching for a second self, they dislike distraction.  They want something to pit their strength against: angel or shade or element of nature that will assume the shape, and become the substance, of their enemy within.” — William H. Gass, “On Heroes and Tombs,” from A Temple of Texts

Tags: Lit & Crit · William H. Gass

2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Averil // Apr 11, 2012 at 6:52 am

    Yes. My tribe. My scattered, bloody tribe.

  • 2 Tetman Callis // Apr 11, 2012 at 7:25 am

    Divining omens and reading the bloody entrails of our sacrifices.

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