File spoon-archives/lyotard.archive/lyotard_2001/lyotard.0107, message 60

Date: Wed, 11 Jul 2001 21:41:49 -0500
Subject: Maps of misreading


Based upon what you say about Deleuze's comments and your own pleasures
taken in rereading earlier Lyotard, I think we are pretty much in
agreement here on the topic of reading/misreading.  

My main point was this.  In an ethical sense, I see reading as an
obligation to the text/author/ word stream.  In other words, how in
reading Lyotard must I do justice to Lyotard? Even as I recognize the
vagaries of interpretation.

This points to an ethical task that has no finality just as reading has
no end, except perhaps exhaustion. The aporias of justice which frees
one neither from the obligation nor the desire.


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