One of the books I've been reading lately is Anne Carson's The Albertine Workout (New Directions, 2014), a brilliant essay in numbered segments on Proust's Albertine. This little nugget has been reverberating in my brain pan all day:
"Adjectives are the handles of Being. Nouns name the world, adjectives let you get hold of the name and keep it from flying all over your mind like a pre-Socratic explanation of the cosmos."
( appendix 15)
Tomorrow it will be two weeks since I sent Appearances out for consideration. Am anxious for feedback. Will not be at ease until I get a sense of whether or not the thing will find a home.
Have started collaborating on a play with Thomas Fink. It's early days but we seem off to a good beginning.