A “SOFT INDEX (OF repeating PLACES, PEOPLE, AND WORKS)” comprises, hors-texte, a generic document, where the generic is understood to be a frequency of the unpublishable. As anecdote, it forms one of the unwritten limits (i.e., poetry) to the published, on a spectrum that includes an author, bibliographic and textual materials, biographical details, and the scholarly apparatus of a journal, including page references and index. See boundary 2. All poetry herein is the apparatus (ambience) of an index to its publication, i.e., all poetry is generic in its [publishable or unpublishable] outcomes/affects.
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Tan Lin; SOFT INDEX (OF repeating PLACES, PEOPLE, AND WORKS). boundary 2 1 August 2009; 36 (3): 235–240. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/01903659-2009-033
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