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Miguel St. Orberose

Since when can't "interpretative indeterminacy" be achieved by "richness of effect, an interpretative polyvalency?" The prefix says it all - poly, meaning multiple. Multiple meanings surely is the main ingredient for indeterminacy, no?

Just sounds like trying to justify the unjustifiable. I still prefer Paul West's take on minimalism: “Minimalism is close to mediocrity and mindlessness, a way for the ungifted to have a literary career, and for readers who really hate literature to pretend to be reading something serious.” – Sheer Fiction IV

Dan Green

Interpretive indeterminacy is achieved by richness of effect. I believe the argument is that in their use of "less," the minimalists actually achieve the "more" of this kind of indeterminacy.

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