Formes Poétiques Contemporaines
FPC 12 THE READERLY
Recently we have talked a great deal of unreadability, it seemed time to revisit the optimistic side of the question…
- Here we approach, I tell my teacher, a considerable objection that I want to put to you…Obscurity!
- It is, indeed, equally dangerous, he answers me, whether obscurity derives from the deficiencies of the reader, or those of the poet… but to elude the task altogether would be cheating.
--Stéphane Mallarmé, "An Interview with Jules Huret," 1891