the rigorous m

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jabes’ distinction between speaking and writing

Posted by rigorousm on October 29, 2011

Everything is again set in motion–called into question– by writing. As we speak, nothing is ever said so completely that it could not be said over, differently. So that saying is a revelation, with the promise of further saying. Deconstruction functions at this level also, arranging and preparing those moments when utterance splits apart and is neutralized by its reconciled opposites….

-Jabes, The book of margins p 44.

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