Saturday, September 17, 2011

Extraordinary Discourse 034

Discourse Delicatessen

For activists and introverts.

I side with the Schlegels, with Nietzsche, Bataille, Jabes, and others, for whom the fragment is crucial to an understanding of contemporary life...
Alan Sondheim

Yet he was to spend much of the next two decades putting the facts he had been taught together again in a historical pattern of his own, and excoriating the academic system. What his complaint amounted to was this, that the system imparted the facts but had only a received and inert sense of the relations between the facts. These were dynamic relations, whereas syllabi are static affairs of language and period.
Hugh Kenner, on Ezra Pound