Re: RARA-AVIS: Re: Once more into the breech...

From: Anthony Smith (
Date: 01 Sep 2000

> It might be great -- but
>it's just not the same thing. "Moving forward", after
>all, is not an unmitigated good: you might move
>yourself right out of the genre.

But it is difficult (no, let's say not so important) for contemporaries to really worry about things like moving out of the genre. It implies the concreteness I mentioned earlier, and as long as something is still being practiced, do we really have walls for it yet?

When forms fade or die, then we can see how far the reach actually extended before it spread itself too thin.

Neil Smith

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