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Just Listening

A glance back at an old post has caused me to take up a question that drives to the heart of writing and identity once again; to ask it, however, I have to go back to the roots of my own involvement … Continue reading

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Beginnings began begun

Some recent readings have led me to some thoughts about “beginning.” The first comes from an untranslated lecture given by Peter Sloterdijk, Zur Welt Kommen – Zur Sprache Kommen (Coming to the World – Coming to Language). My German is not good … Continue reading

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Gespräche

There is no image [Bild] of deconstruction, no more than there’s a unity or a “one” to it. Deconstruction is the impossible: that which arrives to us, but without arriving, that which is only ‘there’ in arriving, which cannot have … Continue reading

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Resistance of Poetry

Resistance of Poetry by Jean-Luc Nancy If we understand, if in one way or another we reach a threshold of sense, it happens poetically. This doesn’t mean that poetry constitutes some type of means or medium of access. It means … Continue reading

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Eucharist

Eucharist by Jean-Luc Nancy The feminine body is mythical—“admirable body” as in the perfection of the story that is offered to us, the body given, abandoned in such a way that this gift itself comes about as myth (non-“arbitrary” writing) … Continue reading

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On a Community of Equals

What makes us “equal” is that we are all equally “unequal” to each other– just as no one is “equal” to themselves. What makes me me is unequal to whatever makes others who they are. But this is just what … Continue reading

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Verbum caro Factum

“Verbum caro Factum,” by Jean-Luc Nancy (2002) translation by Timothy Lavenz (2014) In the time of a brief note, for the moment, let’s analyse this proposition central to Christianity: verbum caro factum est (in the Greek text of John’s Gospel: … Continue reading

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