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January 30, 2017

Not-knowing is crucial to art, is what permits it to be made. Without the scanning process engendered by not-knowing, without the possibility of having the mind move in unanticipated directions, there would be no invention.

—Donald Barthelme
  American writer(1931-1989)

Source: “Not-Knowing”(essay) in Not-Knowing:the essays and interviews, edited by

Kim Herzinger (buy from Amazon)

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