ghostwords

ghost word:
noun

A word that has come into a dictionary, grammar, or other scholarly work as a result of a misreading or misinterpretation, as by mistaking a typographical error for an actual word.

sin·is·tral

[sinuh-struhl]  

–adjective

1.

of, pertaining to, or on the left side; left ( opposed to dextral).
3.

(of certain gastropod shells) coiling counterclockwise, as seen from the apex.
Origin:
1425–75; late Middle English  < Medieval Latin sinistrālis. See sinister, -al1

sin·is·tral·ly, adverb

Liebestod (love-death) means the two lovers’ consummation of their love in death or after death.

om·mat·o·phore

[uhmatuh-fawr, -fohr]

a tentacle or movable stalk bearing an eye, as in certain snails.
Origin:
1875–80;  < Greek ommat-  eye ( see ommateum) + -o- + -phore

this collection, i think, in conjuction with the idea of the snow storm “like an extra dimension out there.  Less an element that its own dimension…with its own rules, laws.  Awe-inspiring.  Fearsome” (p.877) is perhaps a better description of this book’s theme.  also the idea of being horizontal as opposed to vertical, (i’m a highly tuned horizontal antenna tuned into you lying right here p. 908), and also let’s check into fourier.  also holography (of course) and annulation.  and high D (musically).  i can see a pile of papers to be written really, and luckily i’m not in school so i can just write them in my head and then move on the next book.  which will be schoonover’s portraits of the mind.  which i guess i will have to renew since wallace took much longer than i’d planned.

it is, however, warm.

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