What Does It Mean To Wrestle With A Text?

“I have wrestled with great books, but the wrestling didn’t take place while I was reading. Wrestling with a text is rarely a discrete event, but an ambient one. We wrestle with a text during the year which transpires between a first and second read. Our very lives persuade us to view a book differently. We do not know we have been wrestling with a book until we return to it.”

-from What Does It Mean To Wrestle With A Text?, my latest for CiRCE

Published by Joshua Gibbs

Sophist. De-activist. Avid indoorsman.

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