[lit-ideas] Re: Ashberryiana
- From: "Donal McEvoy" <dmarc-noreply@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> (Redacted sender "donalmcevoyuk" for DMARC)
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- Date: Mon, 4 Sep 2017 17:29:55 +0000 (UTC)
Perhaps it should remind McEvoy of Popper.>
Everything reminds me of Popper. Or so they say.
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Sent: Monday, 4 September 2017, 16:57
Subject: [lit-ideas] Ashberryiana
Asked by an interviewer for NPR whether his poems were “accessible,” poet John
“Well, I’m told that they are not.”
This should remind a Griceian of "Grice without an audience". Or not!
Perhaps it should remind McEvoy of Popper.
And it may remind L. Helm of something else.
Let's analyse the implicatures of Ashberry's utterance:
i. A: Do you think your poems are accessible? B: Excuse me for the
Griceianism, but what do you _mean_? A: You mean, what do I mean by
'accessible'? B: Correct. You mean 'accessible to a Griceian addressee'? A:
Well, there are Popperian alternatives to this or that jargon, but I'll grant
you that might be what I _implicated_, yes. B: Well, I am told -- by my
mother -- that they are not -- to her, if you must explicate!
And so on.
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