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January 22, 2008


I would guess (e) because of the quote marks. My reasoning: It is obvious that Freud is greater than the sum of his disciples (d), and I would argue that(a) is archaic, and (b) is accurate only if one approves of Beethoven's translation of Schiller. So that leaves (c) and (e), and the former is too York 40s rather than New York today. The real question is whether "it" is (1) the id, (2) Freud as a proper noun, i.e. a signifier with surplus meaning, or (3) the universal pronoun.

-- John Cassidy

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I left it
on when I
left the house
for the pleasure
of coming back
ten hours later
to the greatness
of Teddy Wilson
"After You've Gone"
on the piano
in the corner
of the bedroom
as I enter
in the dark

from New and Selected Poems by David Lehman


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