Newsstand Sophisticate: Rereading

Rereading, an operation contrary to the commercial and ideological habits of our society, which would have us “throw away” the story once it has been consumed (“devoured”), so that we can then move on to another story, buy another book, and which is tolerated only in certain marginal categories (children, old people, and professors), rereading is here suggested at the outset, for it alone saves the text from repetition (those who fail to reread are obliged to read the same story everywhere) …

See also: William Ball and Mills Baker writing about Robin Sloan’s app, Fish: a tap essay, discussing things like stock and flow and David Cole’s personal canon.

Newsstand Sophisticate: Rereading