But, at least in this one essay he writes, it’s a voice that doesn’t shut up and listen. It doesn’t decenter.*
Is it ridiculous to ask for the creation of an authorial voice that can shut up and listen?
(It doesn’t matter if you’ve shut up and listened in the past. This is part of the seduction of this voice: it performs having listened A LOT and experienced A LOT, and so that’s why it has A LOT TO SAY.)