Monday, November 22, 2010

The new Quarter After Eight erasure issue! Mary Ruefle: "You see, I don’t actually read the books. I don’t read the text, unless the book is very, very, very interesting to me, and that has only happened twice in ten years and thirty-nine books. The only way I can describe it is like this: the words rise above the page, by say an eighth of an inch, and hover there in space, singly and unconnected, and they form a kind of field, and from this field I pick my words as if they were flowers." And lucky us, we can read her whole essay, "On Erasure," here.

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