Saturday, June 23, 2012
Text as Talisman
I've been walking around for months with William Germano's From Dissertation Into Book in my bag. Regardless of whether I'm actually going to work on the book (which most days I'm not at the moment) it's there. On the few occasions I've gone to clean my bag out and divest myself of some of the added weight, it goes straight back in. It's some performative act, as though the occasional contact between my palms and the cover of the book will have some effect in the direction the title suggests or that, hopefully, there might be some correspondence between the miles the book travels and the linear feet of verbiage I can produce.