Gertrude Stein on sense and nonsense


Nonsense is sense. Sense depends on placement. Entirely on placement. Place nonsense wherever and it becomes sense, or at least Kansas City.  Sense is boring. Or rather, it can be boring, if one is searching for boredom. Which one would definitely be doing in Kansas City. In Paris boredom is not possible. True boredom must be sought, but the seeker in Paris finds everything else. Sense and boredom are sisters. Very fat sisters.

Rhapsodize is a free audio download site where you can listen to this remarkable piece (see our post of May 14 A previously unknown manuscript by Gertrude Stein)  in its entirety

2 thoughts on “Gertrude Stein on sense and nonsense

  1. As one writes nonsense I decide that the nonsense I am writing right then is my absolute favorite of nonsense and when I am involved in more nonsense and I have to write it again and again to get it written right. I decide that that nonsense is my favorite nonsense when the shoe is the right height in this list of twenty nonsense.

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