so why are there so many writers who look down on writing clear, concise prose that would make their work more accessible?
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Josh Guilar

For some writers I think it all comes down to wanting to sound smart: They use big words, complex sentence structure, etc. because, to them, that’s the key to appearing intelligent. (And you illustrate that point with your Lacan example — he purposely made his ideas difficult to understand in an effort to make those ideas seem more profound/complex.)

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