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I just finished Eyeless in Gaza today. Nice review. Opposite to you I took my time reading it and thought it better that way. A fantastic read nonetheless!
Nice reviews, I'll be using your work as a springboard into cognitive sciences. First I'm going to read what I've got on language development (in part because I'm cheap and in other part because I need to make some damn room already) with an emphasis on the relationship between language and cognitive processes. But you've done a lot of good work; very helpful and thanks for that.
Have you read Kafka's "Letters to Milena"?
I saw you'd written a review about A Dead Man in Deptford--I finished the book a couple weeks ago myself and was curious to get someone else's opinion on the ending:

Right before Marlowe is killed, one of the men (Poley/Ingram/Skeres, not sure which) hints that Marlowe will never know who is responsible for his death,

" One deletes you from life's book as a warning to others, or because he fears your tongue, or for dislike and no more, or as payment for insolence. The other is afraid of a speaking out under duress that will light the powder of his own ruin. Whatever it is, you had best go..."

I realize the first "one" is probably referring to the Earl of Essex, who Marlowe insulted and smarted off to during an interrogation. Then again, it could also be referring to the Earl of Northumberland, Harry Percy, who is part of Raleigh's smoking circle.

But who is the second man? Poley says, "There are two other reasons for your being voided, and you will never know whether it is knight or earl who wishes the voiding." At first I thought Sir Walter Raleigh was the other man--afraid Kit would condemn him as an atheist or traitor. But then I began to wonder if it wasn't Thomas Walsingham, afraid Kit would reveal their homosexual relationship. He was preparing to marry, after all. But I can't seem to determine if Thomas Walsingham was a knight or not. Marlowe usually calls him Tom, and Sir Francis Walsingham was knighted for his service to the queen, so the title wasn't (I don't think?) hereditary...
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