November 7, 2008

The poetics of McCain’s defeat

Filed under: Uncategorized — hipbone @ 2:37 pm


If I’d seen just one of these phrases, I’d have thought it was a nice touch: seeing both of them, Hemingway matched with Japan, strikes me as more than that — a nuanced way for the universe to suggest that there’s an aesthetic at play here, a topology of honor and loss defined by those two phrases, “beautiful fatalism” and “noble failure”.


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