The word made magic.

Position:LETTERS - Letter to the editor
 
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I appreciated Colum McCann's reflection in "The Word Made Flesh" (Winter 2011) on boxing as a metaphor for writing-and I suppose that makes the editor the cut-man. But I've always preferred the metaphor of writing as an amusement park. Like a Disneyland technician, the writer creates a sense of wonder--a magic kingdom--all the while hiding the gears, levers, wires, mirrors...

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