Friday, November 02, 2018

Q&A …

… A Desire for the Sentence: An Interview with Brian Dillon - Los Angeles Review of Books(Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

Critics talk all the time, in academia and outside of it, about material, about wanting to be more grounded in “materiality.” I suppose, for me, the attention to the sentence is exactly what it would mean to be a materialist critic. So it’s not that an attention to the sentence, an attention to language, an attention to style, are a diversion from content, or from history, or from the political. But actually, this is the material. This is the level of materiality at which we ought to be working.

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