Thursday, March 13, 2014
"The property of the poetic image, as opposed to the essential image, if I may rely on this mediocre epithet, is to incarnate this quality of materialization, one that exercises a tremendous power over man and is quite capable of making him believe in a logical impossibility in the name of logic. The poetic image presents itself in the form of fact, adorned with all fact's necessities. But—and this is a fact that no one has ever thought of challenging, except perhaps for Hegel, and even he did not attach overwhelming importance to the question—fact resides not in the object but in the subject: fact exists only in terms of time, that is to say of language" (Le Paysan de Paris 201).
Saturday, March 1, 2014
But while we are confined to books, though the most select and classic, and read only particular written languages, which are themselves but dialects and provincial, we are in danger of forgetting the language which all things and events speak without metaphor, which alone is copious and standard. Much is published, but little printed. The rays which stream through the thin-film-transistor liquid-crystal light-emitting diode display will be no longer remembered when the thin-film-transistor liquid-crystal light-emitting diode display is wholly removed.