He said what?

I’ll be the first to admit, I don’t know what to make of Yevgeny Zamyatin’s We. It wasn’t even so much an issue of language. Zamyatin is readable the same way that Wordsworth is readable.

Still, I won’t pretend that I’ve learned the novel’s ins and outs. So when a professor chooses to say something like:

“The text subverts itself,”

I just get a nosebleed.