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make new and difficult
|It's a fair
point, and I like the irony that not so long ago, many C&W theorists
were close to certain that the net was ushering in a new age of radical
democracy. Still, and obviously, "fascism," in this discussion, has to
be understood as a strategic hyperbole: surely there is no escape from
and/or structuring in any act of creation. Sometimes a writer is only a writer.
We might as well fault Cornell for leaving his work untitled.
Where's the interpretive responsibility?
Conceals the writer's intent.
Different opinions in a single text?
Readers lack the interest and training
to read experimental texts.
No fulcrum for critical practice.
Huff huff.Huff huff.
Cue Sound Eight.
In his poem "Joseph Cornell," Octavio Paz writes
. . . you constructed
boxes where things
hurry away from their names.
. . . minimal, incoherent fragments:
the opposite of History; creator of ruins,
out of your ruins you have made creations