Ander Monson on Mary Ruefle

February 12, 2011 § 2 Comments

… a short post on the essay, erasure, the brain on the page, & the brilliant Mary Ruefle.

First your life is erased, then you are erased. Don’t tell me that erasure is beside the point, an artsy fragment of the healthy whole. If it is an appropriation, it is an appropriation of every life that has preceded your own, just as those in the future will appropriate yours; they will appropriate your very needs, your desires, your gestures, your questions, and your words.

Ander, as always, is well worth the read.

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§ 2 Responses to Ander Monson on Mary Ruefle

  • Eve says:

    …but the cache mode on the internet will allow you to live on….

  • susmita says:

    Thank you for introducing the reader to the fabulous Mary Ruefle and to the awesome Quarter Past Eight! the Brevity blog posts have always been a box of chocolates … you never know what you get … except that it’s a chocolate!

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