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Kudos by Rachel Cusk

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Cusk's latest novel, the last installment of her much-talked about trilogy, has a deceptively celebratory title.

What are Words For?

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“That for which we find words is something already dead in our hearts. There is always a kind of contempt in the act of speaking.” I’ve always bristled at Nietsche’s many remarks on language. Here’s another: “All words are prejudices.”