Mudcat Café message #4029209 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #157878   Message #4029209
Posted By: Lighter
20-Jan-20 - 10:32 AM
Thread Name: Dave Harker, Fakesong
Subject: RE: Dave Harker, Fakesong
> has referenced Derrida

Always a bad sign. Surely Foucault is in there somewhere.

There's a postructuralist point of view (they would say "stance") that exceptionally dense, even nearly incomprehensible prose is the best for some topics because (wait for it!) . . .

It makes the reader think for himself! What the writer may have meant is secondary to what the reader persuades himself is true.

When intelligent readers on two continents with many years among them of studying a subject have a hard time deciphering exactly what a writer on that subject means, something's wrong somewhere.

(PS: I've seen worse than this.)