El Coyote Gordo (supergee) wrote,
El Coyote Gordo
supergee

“To be intelligible is to be found out”*

Overweening Generalist on deliberate obscurity in writing, and a look at one of its leading practitioners, Judith Butler, who now appears to have been saying something useful (about gender as performance) underneath all the bafflegab. (It is now widely believed that two ’50s figures who were famous for talking incomprehensibly—Casey Stengel and President Eisenhower—were using a version of this tactic.)
*Oscar Wilde

Thanx to RAW Illumination and Arts & Letters Daily
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