Afoot in many
places—Berkeley, Princeton, New
York, Boston, Portsmouth—-

‘I have tested the
inane patterns without pre-
judice’(read ‘hyper-

bolic’ for ‘inane’;
read ‘without’ in quotes). DAVID
JONES. Like Dante I

recall finding my-
self (Providence!) not me
but a stranger self.

Author: Tom D'Evelyn

Tom D'Evelyn is a private editor and writing tutor in Cranston RI and, thanks to the web, across the US and in the UK. He can be reached at D'Evelyn has a PhD in Comparative Literature from UC Berkeley. Before retiring he held positions at The Christian Science Monitor, Harvard University Press, Boston University and Brown University. He ran a literary agency for ten years, publishing books by Leonard Nathan and Arthur Quinn, among others. Before moving to Portland OR he was managing editor at Single Island Press, Portsmouth NH. He blogs at and other sites.

5 thoughts on “Stranger”

  1. I don’t care where you’ve been, or how you have judged, what can you offer that is beyond the ego crap that defines how the world now functions?


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