“Art Makes People Aware of What They Know and Don’t Know That They Know” — William S. Burroughs Talks About Creative Thinking

Where the World Navel Intersects the Threshold of Adventure

the threshold of adventure_john barth

Hey you. Yeah, you. Were you the guy that borrowed my copy of John Barth’s Chimera and never had enough human compassion/decency to return it? No? Not you? Never mind. I picked up another copy last weekend specifically for the diagram above (I also wanted to re-read “Perseid.”) Now that I look at it again, I’m not sure that it’s so much enlightening as it is mystifying. In any case, it’s an intriguing bit of navel gazing. Fun stuff.