04-27-2009, 03:11 AM
04-27-2009, 05:14 AM
Caution HoLies: Some of that is not safe for work. (NSFW)
Still neat, though.
02-13-2011, 11:27 AM
Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, from her Translator's Preface to Jacques Derrida's Of Grammatology, First American Edition, Johns Hopkins University Press, 1976. pp. x–xiii
1. "It is clear that, as it is commonly understood, the preface harbors a lie." (http://is.gd/Rj3y92)
2. "Humankind's common desire is for a stable center, and for the assurance of mastery—through knowing or possessing. And a book, with its ponderable shape and its beginning, middle, and end, stands to satisfy that desire." (http://is.gd/OWdB2X)
"I was not one man only," says Proust's narrator, "but the steady advance hour after hour of an army in close formation, in which there appeared, according to the moment, impassioned men, indifferent men, jealous men.... In a composite mass, these elements may, one by one, without our noticing it, be replaced by others, which others again eliminate or reinforce, until in the end a change has been brought about which it would be impossible to conceive if we were a single person."
4. "... each reading of the book produces a simulacrum of the 'original' that is itself the mark of the shifting and unstable subject that Proust describes, ..." (http://is.gd/UhFFgJ)
5. "There is, in fact, no 'book' other than these ever-different repetitions:" (http://is.gd/sgLspt)
6. "What is 'familiarly known' is not properly known, just for the reason that it is 'familiar.'" (http://is.gd/N10Q2L)
7. "... the joyous affirmation of the play of the world and of the innocence of becoming, the affirmation of a world of signs without fault, without truth, without origin, offered to an active interpretation—would be the other side." (http://is.gd/OWdB2X)
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