from a4rizm - @a4rizm: Entre les deux guerres, Benjamin avait fait de fréquentes visites à Paris. Il avait interviewé Gide, Valéry et beaucoup d’autres écrivains il fut le premier à les faire connaître en Allemagne. Maintenant il était un malheureux réfugié qui aurait aimé collaborer à des revues littéraires françaises….
And such is the fate of lovers who touch each other with words, whose contact with each other is made of words, and who can thus repeat themselves without end, marveling at the utterly banal, because their speech is not a language, but an idiom they share with no other, and because each gazes at themselves in the other’s gaze in a redoubling which goes from mirage to admiration.
The Writing of the Disaster (Trans. Ann Smock) ~ Lincoln : U of Nebraska P, 1995 / pgs 127-8
"The present epoch will perhaps be above all the epoch of space. ..."
from ajnabee - @ajnabee: “The present epoch will perhaps be above all the epoch of space. We are in the epoch of simultaneity: we are in the epoch of juxtaposition, the epoch of the near and far, of the side-by-side, of the dispersed. We are at a moment, I believe, when our experience of the world is less that of a long life developing through time than that of a network that connects points and intersects with its own skin.” —Michel Foucault, “Of Other Spaces”