with Douglas Hofstadter
“– (?) As i got more and more deeply into this poem, my philosphy started to become Chairman Mao’s statement : “Let one hundred flowers bloom”. In other words, you can look at it from so many angles and each new angle enriches it and makes it more fun.
– (?) Somehow the facts of the poem shouldn’t be negociable, should they?
– (Douglas Hofstadter) What do you mean by “a fact”. I mean, a fact about the poem is that it was written by somebody in french. It’s not in french anymore.”