arcane writing

A Quote by Michael Jackson, 1940 on writing, academic writing, authorial will, arcane writing, and revenge

On Academic Writing:

"The more passive one's life in the field, the greater the need to reverse the situation when one returns home, which is why the arcane and authoratative character of academic writing may be seen, to some extent, as a vengeful reaction to the inertia, uneventfulness, and waiting one had to endure as a guest at someone else's banquet. A way of redressing an existental imbalance, as it were-- reclaiming authorial will by superimposing one's own meaning on theirs...

Michael Jackson

Source: In Sierra Leone, Pages: 108

Contributed by: jess

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