Authors | Nick Thurston

Articles on Amodern by Nick Thurston


With the title and intent of his 2003 monograph, American poet-critic Craig Dworkin staked the proposition that the present collection extends: “In short, the basic thesis of this book is ██████████.” Following his lead, in different ways, the contributors have been willing to invert the hierarchy of responsibility we normally assume when we dismiss things in the world as “illegible.” Their work deftly shows that the limits of legibility at any one time in human history are adduced from the horizons of our abilities and willingness to read, not from any fault, block, or lack on the part of worldly stuff.