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The narrator's resolute refusal to concede the purity of his inventing consciousness to the griminess of the text is countered by the narrator/ character's demand that he must, and the fluctuating, unstable, consistently collapsing storyscape as I have described it is the result of these irreconcilable demands.
His accounts of the griminess of long backpacking trips will ring true with those who have spent much time outdoors.
For the first time I am having those memory experiences which flop so often and so easily into the mushier sorts of sentiment: in fact, at this moment, I can summon very vividly the noise of your steps on the path--which just now would be picking a way among fallen plums--& your figure passing the sunroom windows (this rather a dim image, on account of the griminess of the windows).