Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Critical Judgment


From the opening pages of Wendell Berry's marvelous novel, Jayber Crow:
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

2 comments:

Maximus Daniel said...

I love Wendell!! I am sure you will update us with your ventures into Kentucky (where I just moved away from).

Felix Culpa said...

It just arrived in the mail today, so it might be a week or two before I've managed to read it.