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posted by Mark at 12:51 PM
Dworkin's book is great. I am so glad he wrote it, not only because it's readable, enjoyable, smart, and otherwise great, but because it sets a certain trend for what's allowable in "legitimate" literary theory/crit. this is good for me because my dissertation's going to be a little crazy, or rather it will be rigorous but it will be about some pretty crazy poetry, and if anyone disapproves i can point to craig's book. thanks CD.
Let's hear it for crazy dissertations. Yeah, as a non-academic, Dworkin's book is, on the one hand, nice confirmation for some hunches I've had (the notion of the textual sublime is key to my writing, though, believe it or not, I've had no name for it until now, and Dworkin weaves it in beautifully to ideas relating to general economy, etc.), and on the other, it's pushing me to think critically about some of the assumptions I've been working under. I value what my gut tells me as seriously as I do what's going on in my brain, and Dworkin's book appeals nicely to both I think.
Please ignore the dangling modifiers in that last comment.
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