Monday, April 19, 2010

"Gladwelled"

That's a new word I learned today from Lea Carpenter in her Big Think review (here) of Walter Kirn's New York Times review (here) of Ian McEwan's new book, Solar (Nan A. Talese 2010).
Gladwelled: the process by which someone almost universally acknowledged as possessing an unparalleled mind (analytic, literary, scientific or otherwise) has his or her intellectual bag of tricks checked once more for security purposes and discovers they contain—at least on this flight—nothing truly dangerous. 

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