In Defense of Suspension Points
“Is the ellipsis an oft-abused stab at accounting for omissions or a way of marking time, which is to say breath, which is to say life, thought?”
For years, I obsessed over women’s noses. The bigness, the redness, the erratic expanse of cartilage, a ledge of spongiform or aquiline prominence, porous or pitted or plastic. One noses about and sniffs out mysteries, as plain as day (or the nose on its face).
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Ellipsis in English Literature
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