”Kant strikes one as having been terrified of everything hyperbolic. A deeper sense of the nothing of finitude and contingency would have helped…” Desmond, G&B 131.

The transparency

of air and water after

Ida is beyond

description. Piled clouds

add canyons of light to sur-

faces of no depth.

This non-sequitur

world shames the categories

of Kant’s subtle mind.


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.

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