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Ann Lauterbach Expands the Possibilities of Poetry

Ann Lauterbach (photo: © Marina van Zuylen, 2018, courtesy Penguin Random House)

In an age dominated by literalism and an insistence on facts, what can the imagination summon into words?

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Julia Kristeva and thought in revolt | Footnotes to Plato

Julia Kristeva
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To demonstrate the working of poetic language, Kristeva engages in a detailed study of nineteenth-century avant-garde poetry (notably that of Stéphane Mallarmé and the Comte de Lautréamont). The supreme irony, Kristeva argues, is that the most challenging (and to many, the most obscure) avant-garde writing (Joyce, for example) is indebted to childhood experience, an experience of universal scope.

Source: Julia Kristeva and thought in revolt | Footnotes to Plato

Roland Barthes: Things not words? | Times Literary Supplement

Roland Barthes
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Towards the end of Mythologies (1957), Roland Barthes’s study of contemporary myths, he claimed: “I have tried to define things, not words” – surprising perhaps, given the philosopher’s popular association with language, communication and meaning. It is not that words are not also things; but the comment suggests an important corrective to the understanding of his work. Barthes was not (simply) an aesthete interested in forms, but a theorist who tried to understand how these forms constructed our imagination.…

Source: Footnotes to Plato | Roland Barthes: Things not words?

Diane di Prima – Rant | synthetic zerø

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Imagination is such an ancient ability it might precede language | Aeon Essays

Archer, Republic of South Africa, Korf Hoeks Farm, 8,000-2,000 BCE. Watercolour by Maria Weyersberg,Courtesy Frobenius-Institut Frankfurt am Main

Our imaginative life today has access to the pre-linguistic, ancestral mind: rich in imagery, emotions and associations

Source: Imagination is such an ancient ability it might precede language | Aeon Essays

The George Clinton Parliament-Funkadelic – One Nation Under A Groove – 11/6/1978 – Capitol Theatre (Official)

A Children’s Picture-book Introduction to Quantum Field Theory

A Children’s Picture-book Introduction to Quantum Field Theory.