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Joy and Justice

Poetry and philosophy could be described as two modes of intervention in language that seek to reinvent what human discourse means or can do, and so to reinvent what it means to speak and be. The one, poetry, would speak a beyond of … Continue reading

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Due to the Other

(The following is the transcript of a short talk I gave to my GCAS class on Deconstruction. I want to thank Giovanni Tusa, the course instructor, and the other students for giving me this opportunity, for listening in, and for opening such a … Continue reading

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“Eating Well”

(The following is a reading of an interview between Jacques Derrida and Jean-Luc Nancy titled Eating Well; or the Calculation of the Subject. It was initially prepared for a discussion forum as part of a course on Deconstruction run by … Continue reading

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General Energy

I sought in vain this morning for the place in Bataille’s books that, some years ago now, inspired in me an unforgettable “epiphany.” It has to do, at bottom, with the question of energy and exuberance, and with the rhythms … Continue reading

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At the End of a Still Day

At the End of a Still Day in the Hut Martin Heidegger September 12th, 1931 Rare days, that want to become a blessing for us. And how often do we fail to hear their step, quieter than a deer on … Continue reading

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ARROW SHAVINGS

ARROW SHAVINGS 1. I rest my hand on your head, bowed in prayer in stress, weeping, out here in never-after-never land, where listening alone kept life alive, welcoming in you my death, how I feel. How could I have gone … Continue reading

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Ravensbrück

After returning from a daylong trip to a concentration camp is perhaps the only time I can allow myself to say with all the critical gusto I can muster, and to every one of my friends: there is nothing to … Continue reading

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