» Nonsite Author: Colin Koopman
November 6th, 2017
Experience and Experimental Writing:
Literary Pragmatism from Emerson to the Jameses
By , (Trinity University), , and (Johns Hopkins University)

Consider looking at that cursive “c” through a microscope, the edges of the dried ink branching out in irregular furrows into the fabric of the paper. Could Dickinson mean that? Could any human mean that? Would ever more powerful microscopes uncover more and more layers of meaning? It made sense to me to think the answers here should be “no.”

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