to stretch to fold to twist – it

Deleuze holds that structural interpretation is both creative and apodictic. On the one hand, it is creative insofar as the interpretative work always depends upon a fundamental decision or risk surrounding what sorts of variations the structure of the text must undergo. Will I stretch it, fold it, or twist it? On the other hand, it is apodictic in that it refers to relations and singularities necessarily embodied in the text.

– Levy Bryant, Difference and Givenness, p. 70