Sunday, June 23, 2013

Essayistic talent

I have been puzzling over the following quote;

"Knausgaard has a tremendous essayistic talent..."

What does that mean?

It means Knausgaard writes a mean essay.

If Knausgaard wrote shit, would we say he has a tremendous shittyistic talent?

If Knausgaard had a tremendous drivelistic talent, would we still read him?

If Knausgaard wrote demagoguery, would he be written up as a demagogueristic talent?

Knausgaard is the guy who wrote a million page book about writing a million page book.

That just makes him a diarrheaistic talent around here.

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