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Amerifil.txt: a commonplace book

Thought-provoking and perfect for fidgety moments is Amerifil.txt, Douglas Crase’s commonplace book of unfamiliar and exhilarating quotations from the writers in his personal pantheon. Consider this, from Wallace Stevens: “For nine readers out of ten, the necessary angel will appear to be the angel of the imagination and for nine days out of ten that is true, although it is the tenth day that counts.”

– Katha Pollitt, The Nation

Reads more like poetry than a commonplace book.

– Michael Schiavo, Tin House