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From: Marcia Karp

Dear Nancy,
    Since you wrote "In any case, daring moments are not very present in any
of the poetry" it seems to me that you were expanding the conversation from
the particular phrase in TWL. I am sorry if you feel you were misunderstood,
but I wanted, and want, to make it clear that writing is itself an action
that has attributes independent of the subjects it is concerned with.
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I agree. In E.'s case, I believe he remarked somewhere that his career
as a poet had possibly cost him too much.

P.