New Verb Needed

Ben‘s Rosenbauming on slipsteam and topics relevant over at an old post of Jeff Ford’s. I particularly like this comment:

Most times, when a story makes us say "what the hell does that mean?" it doesn’t *work*. We aren’t drawn in, we don’t stay in the story. We withdraw. We are alienated from the *story*. The effect is dimmed, lessened, by unclarity.

It takes a master like Link to hold us so powerfully, that when we get to that unclarity, we stay with the *story* and are alienated from *the rest of life* — from ourselves. We are lost, bewildered.

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