A Quote by Umberto Eco on aim, exercise, inspiration, and reading
Today I realize that many recent exercises in "deconstructive reading" read as if inspired by my parody. This is parody's mission: it must never be afraid of going too far. If its aim is true, it simply heralds what others will later produce, unblushing, with impassive and assertive gravity.
Source: Preface to Misreadings (English translation 1993)
Contributed by: Zaady