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This boundless upas, this all-blasting tree, Whose root is earth, whose leaves and branches be The skies which rain their plagues on men like dew-- Disease, death, bondage--all the woes we see, And worse, the woes we see not--which throb through The immedicable soul, with heart-aches ever new.
but who rains down Evil, the immedicable plague, which while Man looks on his creation like a God And sees that it is glorious, drives him on, The wreck of his own will, the scorn of Earth, The outcast, the abandoned, the alone?
Why not use Cather to recognize fiction's immedicable tendency, and then to re-assess, perhaps less dispassionately than Cohn, the great divide?