"Man acts as though he were the shaper and master of language, while in fact language remains the master of man." -- Heidegger
Vollman, Merwin, Didion win NBAs
I'm shocked, shocked that an 800-page novel with footnotes has won for fiction. This will probably force me to seek out his shortest book and fearfully crack it open (anybody read him? El Gordo? Dunkeys?). But it's about time for Didion and Merwin, it seems. Here is the NYT take.