Tuesday, 8 September 2009

p161, sentence 5

reach out from the computer, pick the book my hand falls on. open the page, count the sentences....

From ethnology to pedagogy, we see that the guaranteed success of writing hinges on an initial defeat and lack, as if discourse were constructed as the result and occultation of a loss that is the condition of its possibility, as if the meaning of all scriptural conquests were that they multiply products that substitute for an absent voice, without ever succeeding in capturing it, in bringing it inside the frontiers of the text, in impressing it as an alien element.

5 comments:

Sorlil said...

and in english please!!

Roxana said...

haha, i was reading this thinking: omg, this sounds so French, what's happening - and then i see the tag! indeed! they are impossible...

swiss said...

i agree. that me made laugh a lot!

Titus said...

I'm impressed you made it to page 161.

swiss said...

i have a weakness for this sort of nonsense - they all sit in their own section!