File spoon-archives/lyotard.archive/lyotard_2001/lyotard.0103, message 95

Date: Wed, 21 Mar 2001 18:55:33 -0500 (EST)
Subject: Re: What's Philosophy for?  #2

yer point is? 'scanvenged?' nay quoted

On Wed, 21 Mar 2001, hugh bone wrote:

> Scavenged from the Web:
> They claim to give an account of it, but in fact it bruises itself, slots
> itself exactly into the spaces, recorded there rather than in the words that
> serve only to blot it out. Another way of putting it:  the space between the
> words contains more reality than does the time it takes to read them.
> Perhaps it's the same as the time, dense and real, enclosed between the
> characters in Hebrew.
> When I said the Blacks were the characters on the white page of
> America, that was too easy an image:the truth really lies where I can never
> quite know it, in a love between two Americans of different colour.  So did
> I fail to understand the Palestinian revolution? Yes, completely. I think I
> realized that when Leila advised me to go to the West Bank. I refused,
> because the occupied territories were only a play acted out second by second
> by occupied and occupier. The reality lay in involvement, fertile in hate
> and love, in people's daily lives,
> in silence, like translucency, punctuated by words and phrases.
> Prisoner of Love
> Jean Genet


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