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Rushdie does not ratiocinate about power here; rather, his protagonist responds to absolute power with such abhorrence that Flapping Eagle destroys the entire plane of reality governed by this mage.
That academic intellectuals should suddenly feel bouncy and vigorous at the thought of writing fiction--this may be a harbinger of the kind of hybrid we could sorely use, a hybrid that overcomes the division between those who imagine and those who ratiocinate, those who create and those who review their books.
They ratiocinate that by trimming twigs and detaching dried boughs of the tree, these strokes act like prune.
Edgar Allan Poe ratiocinates in novels by Randall Silvis, Harold Schechter, Manny Meyers, Matthew Pearl, and many others.