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Tell It Slant, Third Edition, 3rd Edition by Suzanne Paola, Brenda Miller

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Preface to the Third Edition of Tell It Slant

Feeling overwhelmed by data, random information, the flotsam and jetsam of mass culture, we relish the spectacle of a single consciousness making sense of a portion of the chaos. . . . The essay is a haven for the private, idiosyncratic voice in an era of anonymous babble.

SCOTT RUSSELL SANDERS

Why Tell It Slant?

When Emily Dickinson wrote, “Tell all the Truth but tell it Slant/Success in Circuit lies,” what did she mean? We think she meant that truth takes on many guises; the truth of art can be very different from the truth of day-to-day life. Her poems and letters, after all, reveal her deft observation of the outer world, but it is “slanted” through the poet’s distinctive vision. We chose her ...

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