Monday, July 30, 2012

Let the Reader Understand

From the preface page of Wendell Berry's novel Jayber Crow
(Michael McKinley posted this, and gave his post a great title..which iIstole):

 NOTICE: Persons attempting to find a "text" in this book will be prosecuted; persons attempting to find a "subtext" in it will be banished; persons attempting to explain, interpret, explicate, analyze, deconstruct, or otherwise "understand" it will be exiled to a desert island in the company only of other explainers.   BY ORDER OF THE AUTHOR

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