The Blazing World - Phineas Q. Eldridge (written statement)/ An Alphabet Toward Several Meanings of Art and Generation Summary & Analysis

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Phineas Q. Eldridge (written statement)

Phineas writes that he played one of Harry’s personas and is proud of it. He believes that in doing so he helped her portray a truth. He speaks of his earlier days and influences, and how Harry loved hearing about the world of Baaltamar that he’d created when he was a young boy. He also writes that he used to be an epileptic, but then, about as soon as he gave up fantasizing about Baaltamar the seizures had gone away.

Phineas says that it was Harrys’ son, Ethan, that introduced them to each other. Partly Ethan introduced them because Phineas needed a place to say, and secondly because Phineas wasn’t crazy and ‘out there’ like some of the residents at Red Hook. Ethan...

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