Midnight Ciphers

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  1. Joseph Hutchison
    Joseph Hutchison July 31, 2009 at 4:17 pm .

    Volkman seems to be mining a vein that I recognize but can&#39;t access on my own. I value understanding but not as a leveling process; it should somehow preserve the mystery. I mean I don&#39;t mind only almost getting it. Hence my yearly adventure into <i>Finnegans Wake</i>, each immersion taking me twenty or thirty pages deeper. I suspect that Volkman is similar to Joyce in the sense that her

  2. brian (baj) salchert
    brian (baj) salchert July 30, 2009 at 11:54 pm .

    So she has transformed a text so that its meaning is hidden. To what end? Or doesn&#39;t that matter since what remains is wonderfully lush. In certain basic ways logic hasn&#39;t sufficed for mathematicians either. I think it a good thing that these sonnets which are difficult, if not impossible, to fathom fascinate you.

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