Wednesday, April 15, 2009

The fact that

Yesterday I had to look at some of my own writing from several years ago. The first sentence that I noticed started as follows:

The fact that the novel ends this way is explained by the fact that...

And it is not just an accidental mistake. The rest of the writing is even worse. The moral of the story: there is nothing more humbling than going over your own intellectual production from some time ago.

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