A favourite passage on what matters in what happens

Stein, Gertrude. Narration. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1935.

Narrative concerns itself with what is happening all the time, history concerns itself with what happens from time to time. And that is perhaps what is the matter with history and that is what is perhaps the matter with narrative.

That subtle distinction between “of” and “with” is here the matter of the unsaid but hinted element of the discourse.

And so for day 406

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