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A Writer's Voice - can you hear it?,
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This review is from: The Writer's Voice (Norton Lecture) (Hardcover)
Part of the Norton Lecture series of short books, "The Writer's Voice" explores the stylistics and linguistic content we consider to be "the writer"; on one double page, he examines Lawrence, John Donne, Albert Einstein, Thomas Wyatt and Samuel Taylor Coleridge. The unusual, odd-man-out writer in the list is used to comment, as he did, that creative thinking is "a physical process, 'visual ... muscular' deeply embedded in the body-mind" and to point out that, in his line of work - atomic physics - words and language in the normal sense of those words, did not play a great part in his thinking. (P58)
Alvarez' view of art as a quest for order and rationality by people who are not very orderly or (in some cases) sane themselves but, nevertheless, quite loveable, will not be to everyone's taste not will his passionately held views about the writers' voice but they will make you think and deserve attention.