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Deleuze on Wolves, Jaws & Anuses in Freud

December 9th, 2015 · 1 Comment · Criticism, Cultural Studies, Intellectuals, Philosophy

Portrait de Gilles Deleuze à “La demeure du chaos”, à Lyon THIERRY EHRMANN © FLICKR

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YOKO TAWADA: CELAN READS JAPANESE

November 21st, 2015 · No Comments · Criticism, Essays, Translation, Uncategorized

from: The White Review: A fascinating reflection on Celan and translation from Yōko Tawada, a Japanese writer currently living in Berlin, Germany who writes in both Japanese and German. I missed the piece when it first cam out in 2013, but very happy to have come across it now. Opening paras below, then click on “here.” THERE […]

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Joris on Celan & Witnessing @ ENS

October 6th, 2015 · 2 Comments · Criticism, Essays, Language, Literature, Philosophy, Poetry, Translation

  Open & free to the public Monday, 12 October, 11a.m. to 1p.m. Salle Beckett Ecole Normale Supérieure 45 Rue d’Ulm, 75005 Paris

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Abdelwahab Meddeb: The Malady of Islam (9)

February 27th, 2015 · No Comments · Arab Culture, Criticism, Cultural Studies, Islam, Islamic Fundamentalists, Translation

The Malady of Islam by Abdelwahab Meddeb translated from the French by Pierre Joris and Charlotte Mandell (9th installment) P A R T III Fundamentalism Against the West 19 Islam never had a Dante who summoned the intellectual audacity to make his writing address political events as they appeared in the reality of history.  I dream […]

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Ken Irby @ 78!

November 19th, 2014 · 2 Comments · Criticism, Homage, Literature, Poetics, Poetry

Yesterday was Ken Irby’s 78th birthday, and I’m extremely happy to announce that the Jacket2 special feature (edited by Kyle Waugh & Billy Joe Harris) is now live. Happy Birthday, Ken! This feature devoted to the work of Kenneth Irby collects a number of papers delivered at the 2011 colloquium devoted to Irby in Lawrence, Kansas, along with new […]

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Abdelwahab Meddeb (1946-2014)

November 6th, 2014 · 2 Comments · Criticism, Cultural Studies, Essays, Poet, Poetics, Poetry, Radio, Translator

Abdelwahab Meddeb passed away in the night from Wednesday to Thursday in Paris.  Born in Tunis in 1946, he was a poet, scholar, writer, translator, traveller, magazine editor (“Dédale“), book editor (as series editor with  Editions Sindbad from 1974 to 1987 he published the classics of sufism as well as many of the most outstanding contemporary Arab authors), […]

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Khaled Mattawa on Mahmood Darwish

July 2nd, 2014 · No Comments · Arab Culture, Criticism, Cultural Studies, Poetry

Via Electronic Intifada: An accessible look at Darwish’s life and work, at long last Sarah Irving The Electronic Intifada 1 July 2014 Mahmoud Darwish(APA images) It is hard to talk about modern Palestinian culture without mentioning Mahmoud Darwish. The late Palestinian “poet laureate,” one of the greatest poets writing in Arabic in the twentieth century, Darwish’s […]

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New Issue of Hyperion: Musil, Carmelo Bene, Emilio Villa & More!

April 3rd, 2014 · No Comments · Aesthetics, Criticism, Literary Magazines & Reviews, Literature, Translation

A superb issue of a magnificently eclectic magazine, just out! Volume VIII, No. 1 (spring 2014) This issue of Hyperion is dedicated to Louis le Brocquy (1916–2012) Complete Issue PDF [forthcoming soon] Also available on issuu.com [forthcoming soon] Cover PDF Mast Head PDF Table of Contents PDF Thought… to the Purpose PDF Nicholas Birns, Reenchantment is not Enough: […]

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On UK lyric, anti-lyric, and political poetry.

January 23rd, 2014 · No Comments · Criticism, Poetry, Review

Peter Riley is a poet & commentator whose work I follow with much pleasure & gain. His latest column for the Fortnightly Review is available HERE & here is how Peter describes it: It concerns poets pulled or self-propelled part-way or more towards the “advanced poetry” climate in UK, especially its ex-Cambridge (anti-lyric) flavour, set […]

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T.J. Clark’s Picasso

January 14th, 2014 · 3 Comments · Art, Criticism

From: Retort / Via: PB [John Banville, Irish master stylist and crusader against vivisection, reviews TJ Clark‘s Picasso and Truth: From Cubism to Guernica (Princeton UP, 2013). Banville grasps why this book should be read alongside Franco [Moretti]’s The Bourgeois (Verso, 2013). Between them they anatomize the quietus of the class and its comforts – the burgers and Bohemians […]

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