Wednesday, July 8, 2009

false pretense

I do not envy other authors for their writings – even if some of it is magnificent, I do not find their style agreeable. Style as a voice of a particular life. That is why most scholarly writing is utterly boring. Under the pretense of neutrality, of objectivity, for the sake of the greater good the TRUTH the author must be silenced and the reader sedated. Style is not a necessary evil as Plato wanted us to believe. Style is not a surface behind which the real meaning looms.

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