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14 March 2006

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Peter Frank

"And as a collector, I am a character, which is a little like being an impostor."
Why exactly-!?
Peter, Germany

Debbie Lee

Maybe the problem with describing people rather than landscapes is one always ends up attributing to real human beings a fabricated identity--an imposture--but, then again, maybe landscape writing does the same thing, insofar as landscapes are characters, too, both of them, people and landscapes, arbitrary collections of things until we order and give them meaning, as Shelley said of Mont Blanc: "and what were thou, and earth, and stars, and sea, If to the human mind's imaginings, Silence and solitude were vacancy?"

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