Autobiography of Red Quotes

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Adjectives seem fairly innocent additions but look again. These small imported mechanisms are in charge of attaching everything in the world to its place in particularity. They are the latches of being.
-- Narration (Section 1)

Importance: This quote is taken from the book's introductory (and somewhat fictionalized) analysis of the contribution made to poetic style / writing by the Ancient Greek poet Stesichoros. In that introduction, the author contends that that contribution had to do with Stesichoros expanding the use / value of adjectives.

…the fragments of [Stesichoros’ poem] read as if Stesichoros had composed a substantial narrative poem them ripped it to pieces and buried the pieces in a box with some song lyrics and lecture notes and scraps of meat. The fragment numbers tell you roughly how the pieces fell out of the box. You can of course keep shaking the box … here. Shake.
-- Narration (Section 1)

Importance: This quote, also taken from the book's introductory section, presents...

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