Full disclosure: I liked this reading so much I went and bought the damn book. The author comes across as a bit tedious — really, you really read a book back to front when you’re enjoying it? — but there was a lot to take from it.
Here are some things I don’t know or want to ponder.
- What do these numbers mean? Why start at 312?
- What is the “march of consciousness across the stage” meant to mean? Can’t I witness my own consciousness?
- Can multiple parts ever create a whole? Should they even try?
- Does nothing have a simple cause/effect relationship? Is it always “bright splinters”?
- Who / what are the “compositionally disabled”?
- Can anything have meaning on its own, or is it derived 100% from context?
- How do you give the “apparent form” of a narrative without creating one accidentally?
- Will a collage end up saying more about its creator than itself?
- And I quote: “I hate quotations”.
- What’s Goethe’s involvement?
- Can you plan a collage?
- How can something be “both real and imagined”?
- Why is non-fiction less limiting than fiction?
- How can you sustain a work made entirely of “pinnacles”?