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Rap writing worth reading
"In the ring, and even in the depths of their voluntary ignominy, wrestlers remain gods because they are, for a few moments, the key which opens Nature, the pure gesture which separates Good from Evil, and unveils the form of a Justice which is at last intelligible." —Roland Barthes, “The World of Wrestling.”
Maybe it’s just me, but David Drake seems to be writing at a new level of authority and maturity this week. Taking the quoted Barthes from the Gucci piece as a cue, there’s some thoughtful confrontation of the idea of artistic authenticity here.