deviance

“Sometimes I ain’t so sho who’s got ere a right to say when a man is crazy and when he ain’t.  Sometimes I think it ain’t none of us pure crazy and ain’t none of us pure sane until the balance of us talks him that-a-way.  It’s like it ain’t so much what a fellow does, but it’s the way the majority of folks is looking at him when he does it.”

-from William Faulkner’s As I Lay Dying.

 

I need to rereadthat one.  That’s the one that hooked me on Faulkner. 

Right now, though, I need to read Howard S. Becker’s Outsiders first.

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