Writing: a scrupulous attempt to preserve something, to make something last–plucking a few exact fragments from the deepening void, leaving somewhere or other a furrow, a trace, a mark, a few signs.
–Georges Perec (article: “Space”)
(I just figured out that becoming a professor has given me access to all kinds of academic databases and I’m finding articles I’ve never read before by my favorite writers. Wooohooo! I’m like a kid in a candy shop.)