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Nonfiction. "All criticism, if it is to get beyond the quibbling positioning of most expository writing, must aspire to fiction. The only true arguments are the ones we cannot make, and in making create universes we can begin to inhabit. In SIGNAGE, Alan Davies singularly fulfills such possibilities for writing. His prose of desire gives forth" - Charles Bernstein.
Paperback, 179 pages
Published December 1987 by Roof Books
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Mar 04, 2008 rated it really liked it
Intellectuals are often criticized for using big words where small ones will do. In Baltimore, there was a scene of poets who believed that writers shd ONLY use words that the 'Ordinary Joe' uses. They loved Bukowski. Personally, I don't like Bukowski much at all - debased humanity is a problem not a quality. & the reduction of vocabulary to a few hundred words is extremely oppressive to me.

So, "Signage": Davies cd've called the bk "Signs" but wd it really've been the same thing? IMO, NO WORDS
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