I can hear the tone and cadence in that author’s writing and hear a voice reciting them.

Oh absolutely.
I think the main point of the above-article is to show that writing is music by providing a concrete example of an easily musical style.

I can hear the tone and cadence in that author’s writing and hear a voice reciting them.

World weary, gravely voice, A good example: the sentence of the 2nd paragraph you wrote, the three “borrowed” parts would have the same intonation – I imagine each borrowed as having the same rhythm and tone, rather flat but ever so slightly desperate… matter-of-factly yet more gravely urgent.

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