The author as gesture, again

I do not know that I understand this text, yet, well enough to explain it, but I do remember writing a paper in graduate school entitled “Poetry as gesture in the criticism of Baudelaire.”

I might be able to find this paper again but it had ideas in it including the poem as event (something I had not thought of and did not express in that way). The poem was a gesture seen, and a gesture made. It was created in this convergence of vision and speech, and recreated in a parallel convergence when it was read, I said primitively.


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