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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?

Introduction: Maps? | Jacket2

Introduction: Maps? | Jacket2.

Stimulations

Stimulations.

The Body That Read the Laugh: Cixous, Kristeva, and Mothers Writing Mothers | Karina Quinn | M/C Journal

The Body That Read the Laugh: Cixous, Kristeva, and Mothers Writing Mothers | Karina Quinn | M/C Journal.

Haiku Missionary: An Annotated Response to Alan Watts’ “Haiku” by Michael Dylan Welch at Graceguts

Haiku Missionary: An Annotated Response to Alan Watts’ “Haiku” – Graceguts.

John Berger’s “Ways of Seeing”, a documentary in its entirety / Work Resumed on the Tower

John Berger

 Ways of Seeing by John Berger (in its entirety)

‘We Like Lists Because We Don’t Want to Die’ ~ SPIEGEL Interview with Umberto Eco

SPIEGEL Interview with Umberto Eco

Roland Barthes’s Mourning Diary October 26, 1977 — September 15, 1979 / New York Times

NYT Book Review of Roland Barthes\’s Mourning Diary