A note to Harold:

Harold asks: Do you read that as Beckett saying that he is writing not from “nothingness” in an existential sense but from “a place without intellect or the observation that could declare something to be ‘nothing’ or ‘something’”? That latter seems likely. I’m not sure if I quite understand your question (and this uncertainty of…

Death of the Author

Stephen Dobyns essay Deception counts barely ten pages, and here I am about to write my third blog-post on it – again I’m looking at his text from a European point of view. What suddenly struck me, as I came to the middle of Dobyns’ text, was a certain likeness to the French thinker Roland…