The dysfunctional communication which this letter is, leaks into the prose poems themselves as does its insidious disequilibriation of known discursive and generical
The ambitions of the' plain prose' translations are in keeping with the generical
and lexical variety of the selected source texts and, although complex, are pursued with remarkable success, allowing the reader, as intended, to keep close track of the unfolding French.
And intertextuality still has to make its peace with genre and to understand generical
intertextuality, though Margery Evans gives us a very valuable lead.
Above all, Monte is anxious not to bracket out any of the historical variables which diversify generical
constraint (it is not advisable to make subversiveness the genre's sacred cow).
Organizing the narrative in both chronological and generical
sequence has the unfortunate consequence of partly repeating, partly withholding relevant detail from the reader who needs it all for a complete understanding.