Saturday, March 17, 2018

mute but piercing


In the antigarden represented by the desert, the question accompanying the poet like her shadow under the sun is: Who am I to be so alone? Who am I if I am not with another? The demand for another is always mute but piercing. All these texts ask for another and all the poets ask for another language, even for a foreign language perhaps, because the essence of poetry is to find strangeness in language.

–Hélène Cixous
Readings: The Poetics of Blanchot, Joyce, Kafka, Kleist,
Lispector, and Tsvetayeva


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