Theory might be most interesting not when it changes the form of fiction, but when it becomes an uneasy part of fiction’s content.
What if a certain neurotic investment is really the source of the best intellectual work?
August 11, 2010
For intellectuals to stake a claim on such things as “attention” or “concentration” is an abdication of our best ground.
To admit to a fondness for, say, the Climax Blues Band is embarrassing in a more complicated way than it would at first seem.