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But vastly more than I want my characters to atomize into some general or even personal applicability, I want them first to be radiant in verbal and intellectual particularity, to not be an everyman but to revel in being specifically this man, this woman, this son, this daughter with all his or her incalculability intact.
this very incalculability that points to the need for the discretionary
It has the incalculability of life about it--life within the pages of a book" (Forster 54).
Seeking to demonstrate that Emerson was subtly denouncing slavery as early as the 1830s, Cadava asserts that the force of Emerson's "analogies between nature and history and politics belongs to the incalculability that structures each of their terms" (II).