Persuasion Quotaphor as Persuasion Copies Art

From Thornton Wilder’s biography.

“Art is confession; art is the secret told,” Thornton Wilder wrote shortly after fame and the first of his three Pulitzer Prizes had come to him in his early 30s. “But art is not only the desire to tell one’s secret; it is the desire to tell it and hide it at the same time.”

So, too, with persuasion . . . hiding in plain sight with Box and Play artfully and seamlessly appearing in the Local. Persuasion discovered is persuasion lost.