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The Enigma - Gustave Dore
'…stands a sphinx overlooking the scene. Under the dark sky, a winged woman is in tears and questions the sphinx in vain for an explanation of te chaos and horrors of war, but the sphinx remains silent.'
How does a writer invent a good word? “Successful coinage, like happiness, may be more likely the less you aim directly at it. A writer who is obsessed with creating a popular new word is like a footballer who devotes all his energies to breaking the world record for keepy-uppy rather than playing well for his team. It’s a stunt rather than the real game. When composing Paradise Lost, John Milton probably wasn’t rubbing his hands at the thought of all the people in coming centuries who might borrow his invented term for the place where all the devils dwelt (pandemonium); he was just getting on with the job of writing an immortal poem.”
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