Sunday Book-Thought 22

The author who is always free to continue to revise is also free by an act of will to close the process of revision, which he does by publishing or otherwise leaving the text. This may appear as an achievement of textual stability by a performative act of final intention. However, the stability achieved — barring transmissional corruption by which it remains threatened — is strictly that of a specific textual version.
Hans Walter Gabler


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