"‘I do not seem to be able to throw them away,’ Roth said, and in representing durational experience through discarded scraps of food and paper, rather than grand narrative events, Roth is pushing to the limit the connection between the diary and the everyday."

Yes, that's my excuse, too. Sadly, my partner isn't buying it.


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With syntax like that how can Evelyn fail to be literary? Syntax is missing from the others, of course, which is one of their deficiencies.

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