|1.||See Denis Donoghue's review, "Bewitched, Bothered, and Bewildered," of J. Hillis Miller, Illustration, J. Hillis Miller, Ariadne's Thread: Story Lines, Fred erick Crews , The Critics Bear It Away: American Fiction and the Academy, Morris Dickstein , Double Agent: The Critic and Society, and Giles Gunn, "Thinking Across the American Grain: Ideology, Intellect, and the New Pragmatism", in The New York Review of Books 40 ( March 25, 1993): 46-53, esp. 52.|
|2.||Norman Maclean, A River Runs Through It and Other Stories, esp. 113.|
|3.||Ralph C. Wood, "Words Under the Rocks," The Christian Century, January 20, 1993, 62-63.|
|4.||See the editorial statement of the journal Ultimate Reality and Meaning: Interdisciplinary Studies in the Philosophy of Understanding. See also W. David Shaw, "The Fashioner of Worlds: Ultimate Reality in Tennyson," Ultimate Reality and Meaning 14 ( 1991): 245-62; and Donald Gelpi, "Emerson's Sense of Ultimate Meaning and Reality," Ultimate Reality and Meaning 15 ( 1992): 93-111.|
|5.|| Friedrich Nietzsche, The Gay Science, translated by
Walter Kauffmann, 246.
See also Melvyn New, Telling New Lies: Seven Essays in Fiction, Past and Present, 1, 19-23. New writes on authors as various as Nietzsche and Sterne, Swift and, Mann. His epigraph is from "The S. S. Cow Wheat," by
"Jew," said the helmsman to me, "what will become of the children?"
"The children are getting no schooling," said the helmsman, spinning his wheel. "The children will all turn out thieves."
See Isaac Babel, The Collected Stories, 324. Telling New Lies, incidentally, is dedicated to the News' sons, David and Carl.
|6.||See line 155 of Alexander Pope's An Essay on Criticism ( 1711). Even tough- minded philosopher/critic Thomas Hobbes acknowledges that "expressing more|