. . . rough hew them how we will
What follows is a flow chart of ideas prompted primarily by an article about the current broadway revival of Miller’s Death of a Salesman. I read the article about a month ago. Some day–perhaps some day soon–I will convert this sequence to a coherent collection of sentences. For now, I just want to record the chain of associations–the code, as it were.
this line keeps meaning more to me with time, and help.
today I read DOS article, C Isherwood in NYT
then outlined my response to final Hamlet essay question for seniors
which took me to this line, and the Cambridge gloss
after which I thanked my wife for clipping the DOS article
which led to our talking, almost tearfully, about the depth and resonance of Miller’s play
which led me back to this line that acknowledges importance of intuition
which reminded me of Miller’s description of his composition–for example, his hoarseness, the quickness and few revisions
which took me to remembering Darrick’s influence on my work
which made me realize the gap between what I had meant to mean for Darrick, what I now see in the line
all of which does not diminish my feelings about Darrick’s influence, but simultaneously refines my understanding of Sh’s line and its application to Miller’s distinctive place in American drama, and world literature