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I'd like very much to see your paper, even in its unrevised form; I hope
to be able to make copies of my piece available at cccp, it's a slight
thing, concerned more to initialize and to orient questions with what I
think are the right characteristics, than to situate Prynne as this or
that, impenetrable or messianic.  Practical Criticism has been exiled from
much reading of Prynne, I feel, and not without a persuasive warrant; I'm
interested in accessing a newly deliberated order of criticism, as
hands-on and heedful of specific details as possible.  A grounding for
this 'enterprise' would, I think, be a careful examination of new
qualities of reference discovered by a new technics of -specifying-,
derived partly through an antagonistic preparation to reject merely
diremptive grammatical liberties.  I began to address this, the question
of powers and orders of specifying and what they can allow, with reference
to an appropriated version of Husserl's remark, that the form of time is
not its contents nor is it an organization of graded contents.  So, a
phenomenological outset - but I think this is not unfitting, given
Prynne's own obvious interest in phenomenology.  What are you and Drew
suggesting, deciding, concluding etc?  


Keston           



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