that exegesis is a stratagem for the evasion of exegesis

Commenting on Kafka, Gershom Sholem once observed that, "In substantial portions of his writing there is a kind of canonicity, that is to say, there are open to infinite interpretation; and many of them, especially the most impressive of them, constitute in themselves acts of interpretation." Kafka's texts do indeed seem to contain their own exegesis, even if that exegesis is a stratagem for the evasion of exegesis or exegesis at least as foundational interpretation.

[Samolsky 178]






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Containing its own exegesis - or not.
Not just "evasion" - Subversion. Elimination. Destruction. Or if not "destruction," at least "decay" [that exegesis is a stratagem for the evasion of exegesis]...
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