Re: Autonomous subjects

Steve Krause (
Mon, 23 Oct 1995 14:26:18 -0500

I think Houston Wood is indeed raising one of the key issues/problems in
not only defining writers but "writing" itself as both a verb and as an
artifact. While you are raising some good rhetorical questions, you end
your post with this question that I sense is more geniune:

On Mon, 23 Oct 1995, Houston Wood wrote:

> Why is it, I also wonder, that this question seems seldom to
> sustain interest as long as this perennial question about rules and grammar?
Personally, I think it's because it's a lot easier to think about nut and
bolt issues of grammar and rules (and thus easier to have a position on
one way or the other) and because it's a heck of a lot more comforting
than contemplating the schizophrenic self/fractured identity.

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