“Parentheses can, as Woolf and Nabokov demonstrate, withstand single years and world wars.”
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Pause and Effect: An Introduction to the History of Punctuation in the West
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No punctuation begs more historical consideration than the parentheses, which can, as Woolf and Nabokov demonstrate, withstand single years and world wars. It seems natural that, in addition to looking at the origin of our punctuation, we too must consider its future.
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