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“Ludwig Wittgenstein wrote in a 1919 letter that his work ‘consists of two parts: the one presented here plus all that I have not written. And it is precisely this second part which is the important one.’ In theology, apophaticism refers to the idea that what we cannot say about God is more fundamental than what we can; in literature and other works of art, Knight argues, it functions as a way of continuing to speak and write even in the face of the unspeakable.”

— Knight,  Omissions are not Accidents: Modern Apophaticism from Henry James to Jacques Derrida. University of Toronto Press, 2010. 

Marianne Moore, “Preface” to The Complete Poems of Marianne Moore, 1982.