Wednesday, April 18, 2007

From Paradise and Method, by Bruce Andrews

How much are we willing to destroy our attentiveness to the way words act and interact in order to gain the advantages of description or of representation and a phobia toward what is present? Centripetal motion is that of imposing contexts suitable for explanatory purposes – is this the one in the “light” of which such actions are intelligible? Those impositions are usually cushioned by grammar (where syntax plays a representational role): without them, the language is a frontage. Not a false front, not a directive screen, but an unencumbered energy. (8)


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