Some of these have not been published before; others, such as “Living like Weasels” and “The Deer at Providencia,” were published obscurely. At any rate, this is not a collection of occasional pieces, such as a writer brings out to supplement his real work; instead this is my real work, such as it is.

What does to publish obscurely mean? I know what obscure means but am not sure what it means exactly here.


It means that it was published in a way that makes it difficult to find for most people. Yes, "Living like Weasels" was published, but maybe it was published in a magazine that has only 5 readers and is not advertised anywhere. It's published, but almost no one has read it or will read it in the future. Thus, it is "obscure", or hidden, or hard to find.

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