File spoon-archives/bourdieu.archive/bourdieu_1997/may12, message 16


Date: Sun, 13 Apr 1997 17:59:19 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Re: Accessing previous discussion


On Sun, 13 Apr 1997, Cohen RaphaŽl wrote:

> Perhaps what have been said has no more much value.
> Perhaps everyday offers his own truth, beauty, sanctity.
> 
> If you repeat what you have to repeat, you steal the life, Hayim.
> 
> Never repeat.
> 
> Beauty of yesterday is perhaps a little false.
> 
> Create an other one, or many marvels.
> 

Pierre B on the poet: "...as a belated small-scale producer of private
mythologies, it is easier for [the poet] to cut through dead metaphors and
go straight to the principle of mythopoeic practice...." Logic of
Practice, p. 94

But:  "The habitus, a product of history, produces...more history--in
accordance with the schemes generated by history.  It ensures the active
presence of past experiences, which, deposited in each organism...tend to
guarantee the 'correctness' of practices and their constancy over
time...."  Ibid. p. 54

> If you repeat what you have to repeat, you steal the life, Hayim.

Yet I fear that if you never repeat what you have to repeat, you may lose
the life, its ground and roots and sense and sense of direction, and also
the resources and energy to create and appreciate another day or marvel or
verse.

						Lee I. Schlesinger

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