An account — travelogue — of my recent sentimental journey through Schwaben and Schwarzwald was published in the online journal Mustekala on 12-12-12, both in Finnish and in English, as slightly different versions.
Saturday, 3 November 2012
Thursday, 16 August 2012
« Aucun oiseau n’a le cœur de chanter dans un buisson de questions. » (René Char)
»Kein Vogel, der singen möchte in einem Gebüsche von Fragen.« (Nachgedichtet von Paul Celan)
“No bird has the heart to sing in a thicket of questions.” (Translated by Susan Sontag)
Wednesday, 11 July 2012
"'Schreiben als Form des Gebets': An Impossible Form of Apostrophe? : 'P. S' on a fragment by Kafka as adopted by Celan." My article with that impossible title is also online now (PDF, 6 MB). It appeared five years ago in the volume edited by Päivi Mehtonen, Illuminating Darkness: Approaches to Obscurity and Nothingness in Literature (Helsinki: Finnish Academy of Science and Letters, 2007), 187–207.
The article contains, as its most important ingredient, my reading of Celan's poem "Wirk nicht voraus", different from another discussion of the same poem in my doctoral dissertation (see below) and more detailed.
Saturday, 30 June 2012
*Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Rousseau juge de Jean-Jaques [sic]. Dialogues, texte présenté par Michel Foucault (Paris: Librairie Armand Colin, 1962), 156.
Thursday, 28 June 2012
Saturday, 9 June 2012
Friday, 18 May 2012
Counter-figures: An Essay on Antimetaphoric Resistance. Paul Celan's Poetry and Poetics at the Limits of Figurality (diss., 2007, 398 pp.) is now available also via Google Books, free of charge.
Thursday, 17 May 2012
This video gets stuck at 1m56s at its original address; let's see if it streams better as embedded... It appears to do so!
I was just listening to Peeter Uuskyla and Peter Brötzmann's wonderful duo album, Born Broke, and went YouTubeing for more of Uuskyla's drumming.
Monday, 14 May 2012
Beauty itself is either
- the most beautiful, or
- not beautiful at all.
The good itself is either
- the best, or
- no good.
But why "either – or"? Why not "both – and"?
Sunday, 1 April 2012
Cf. René Magritte's painting
Ceci n'est pas une pomme.
The font is Type-Ra by Junkohanhero.
quote from Magritte was inspired by the exhibition – which I've so far only read about – Text Art – Poetry for the Eye in Tampere, Finland.
See also my blog in Finnish.