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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?

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Readers for August 5 Syllable: A Reading Series

Donna Fleischer

 

Sunday, August 5th      Little River Restoratives, Hartford, CT       7:00 pm

 

Featuring poets and writers Tess Scriptunas, Donna Fleischer,
Danielle Bonanno, Andrew Altamirano, and alexandria hicks,
with music by Lake Geneva

 

Little River Restoratives
405 Capitol Ave.
Hartford, CT
(860) 403-0340
lrrhartford.com

Source: Readers for August 5 Syllable Series | Syllable: A Reading Series

Hunting for a Lesbian Canon | The Paris Review

To work toward accessing one’s own body is also to pursue one’s own body of work. I want words and stories that provide not just lesbian visibility (though that’s a start) but language and structure for its stratified invisibility, ambiguity, and obscurity. Books that confirm the act of being.  –Yelena Moskovich

Source: Hunting for a Lesbian Canon

Lost in Berlin, and in the Wordless Writing of Mirtha Dermisache | Literary Hub

Mirtha Dermisache, Sin título (Texto), no date, c. 1970s, ink on paper.

Source: Lost in Berlin, and in the Wordless Writing of Mirtha Dermisache | Literary Hub

Author Fujisawa’s secret notes blaze with grit and grief:The Asahi Shimbun

“Loneliness has continued to ripple through my mind. Grief that almost makes me go insane cuts me deep. I must write a novel.”

Shuhei Fujisawa (1927-1997) recorded the deep sorrow he felt over the loss of his wife, Etsuko, in a pocketbook, excerpts of which his sole daughter, Nobuko Endo, has published in a magazine for the first time to mark the 20th anniversary of the prominent author’s death.

The words were written about 20 days after his first wife’s death at the age of 28, leaving an 8-month-old Endo behind.

Fujisawa’s writings in an unpublished pocketbook and three notebooks describe his dream of becoming an author, his passion for writing, and the deep grief over the loss of his wife.

“Loneliness has continued to ripple through my mind. Grief that almost makes me go insane cuts me . . .

Source: Author Fujisawa’s secret notes blaze with grit and grief:The Asahi Shimbun

Why Patti Smith Writes

Patti Smith (photo by Steven Sebring)

In her latest book, the iconic writer and musician examines belief, friendship, mentorship, and what drives her to make art.

Source: Why Patti Smith Writes

Zeitgeist Spam: I hven’t been making poetry and this is why

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26.09.2017

 

Source: Zeitgeist Spam: I hven’t been making poetry and this is why

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