Barbara Hurd

Barbara Hurd

Just as to be sloppy in a cave is to risk falling or damaging ancient formations, to be sloppy on the page is to risk an insight’s evaporating in mid-sentence. For most writers, discoveries are elusive and more likely to stay that way unless meticulously chosen words and graceful phrasing converge in a sentence that might get closer to saying what’s more true.
— — Barbara Hurd’s “Tipping the Balance” in Landscapes with Figures Ed. Robert Root

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