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The Odd Couple at the Purple Rose

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There was a moment in The Odd Couple when Gwendolyn, no Cecily, no Gwendolyn, asks news writer, Felix Ungar, “where do you get your ideas?” Everyone laughs. It’s a sexist joke these days, since we’ve discovered that lots of men wonder about where the news gets its ideas too. But there are layers to this

Could We Ever Be Satisfied With Our Writing?

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The simple answer is “no.” It could trace to the way desire works; you can never fully realize what you desire; you can only enjoy trying to realize it. And if trying to realize it makes you miserable or perhaps causes dysfunction, you need help. One of the operative ideas in literate activity is repeating