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Epigraph

So much in Barthes on the fragment and on the journal: my preferred forms:
"His first, or nearly first text (1942) consists of fragments; this choice is then justified in the Gidean manner 'because incoherence is preferable to a distorting order'" (93).

Incoherence is preferable to a distorting order!
This might serve as my epitaph.

This preference, so strong in me, does not reveal an affinity for incoherence (which I usually hold to be contemptible) so much as an affinity (or yearning) for an order that is not distorted, and an aversion to the point of violent repugnance to having any part in the imposition of an order that is false, distorted.