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|Ten years in the writing, All the Light We Cannot See is a magnificent, deeply moving novel from a writer “whose sentences never fail to thrill” (Los Angeles Times).|
|While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not |
seen; for the things which are seen are temporal, but the things which are not
seen are eternal. ... THERE are two worlds, “the visible and the invisible,” as the
Creed speaks, — the world we see, and the world we do not see; and the ... We
have but to lift up our eyes and look around us, and we have proof of it: our eyes
|We do not want you to make any speech, and do not expect you to shak hands |
with us; you must not do it. We simply want to see you because we have seen
some little about you in the newspapers. (Laughter and applause.) We wanted to
|do once and then put down the book, thinking that you've done. ... J. Hillis Miller |
can teach us how to see what we have not seen, how, like those creatures of
George Eliot's, we make mistakes in how we ... Miller can make you want to see.
|The Belief System Loss of Information All of us have a set of beliefs that assists |
our reasoning. Let us call ... Such sounds surround us constantly and we would
hear them all the time if we were not so intent on ignoring them. ... Why have we
never seen them? Our beliefs do not allow us to see. ... We do not want to be
|George did not really want to move. ... “'As 'e seen us do you think? ... To my way |
of thinking even if 'e did see us, which I doubt 'e can hardly get closer onto shore
than 'e is now. ... “Because we don't want 'im to see where we put ashore.
|This difficulty is partly due to the fact that animals usually do not want to be seen |
by people. ... Most animals are too fast for us to see in their natural lives, or too
well camouflaged, or too reclusive, or too far away from us, so we retaliate ...
|Now consider what is implicitly involved in wanting, say, to have seen Rome, but |
not to see (keep seeing) Rome. There are tours whose advertising has the
feeling: “Come to Europe with us and you will see 8– count'em—8 countries ...
But when confronted with the implications of what we have said, we almost
inevitably recoil from what we have said and say that, of course, we do not really
want a certain ...
|I have recently seen a shepherd in Médoc, about thirty years old or thereabout, |
who shows no genital parts. He has three holes that ... 5 [“What we see frequently
does not surprise us, even if we do not know why it occurs. But if something we ...