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. . . evenly knotted barbed wire fences

A couple of weeks ago John Fowles, a former student of mine when I was teaching in the BYU Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages, wrote me from China, where he was on business. “I’ve been reading your ‘non-memoir’ Immortal for … Continue reading

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Surveillance by Barbed Wire

1885 Glidden Barb-Fence Journal (“Why Barb Fencing Is Better Than Any Other”) It is the cheapest; it is the most indestructible; it is proof against wind; proof against flood; proof against fire; proof against snow drifts; proof against vermin. It … Continue reading

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