the sufficient exercise of the clearing

There is too much self in my writing. Do you know the term Lukacs uses to describe aesthetic structure? Eine fensterlose Monade. I do not want to be a windowless monad – my training and trainers opposed subjectivity strongly, I have struggled since the beginning to drive my thought out into the landscape of science and fact where other people converse logically and exchange judgements – but I go blind there. So writing involves some dashing back and forth between that darkening landscape where facticity is strewn and a windowless room cleared of everything I do not know. It is the clearing that takes time. It is the clearing that is a mystery.

Once cleared the room writes itself.

Note on Method from Economy of the Unlost by Anne Carson, 1999