Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Misprisions

"A misprision appears to be a particularly creative kind of mistake, not infrequently tenurable, an inspired "misreading" through which brilliant error redeems the inferior dullness of mere creative genius."

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3 comments:

Anonymous said...

You should tell us the story about how you got out of a burning car.
http://ask.metafilter.com/17007/Necessities-for-a-car#286166

james sherwood said...

I will demur, as I fear it is too dramatic for your collective emotional sensibilities. But I would suggest again that you all purchase a centerpunch or a small hammer, which may come in handy should the dual misfortunes of A) total failure of the electrical system, and B) a catastrophically-damaged drivers'-side-door simultaneously occur, while smoke pours through the air vents and flames lick at the windscreen.

james sherwood said...

By the way, have we been introduced?