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Entries from December 2019

December 31st, 2019 · No Comments

“Literature is like schizophrenia: a process and not a goal, a production and not an expression.” – Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari, Anti-Oedipus (trans. Robert Hurley, et al.) Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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December 30th, 2019 · No Comments

“If desire is repressed, it is because every position of desire, no matter how small, is capable of calling into question the established order of a society. Not that desire is asocial, on the contrary. But it is explosive . . . no society can tolerate a position of real desire without its structures of […]

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Tags: Economics · Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari · Lit & Crit · Politics & Law

December 29th, 2019 · No Comments

“It is not the slumber of reason that engenders monsters, but vigilant and insomniac rationality.” – Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari, Anti-Oedipus (trans. Robert Hurley, et al.) Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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December 28th, 2019 · No Comments

“Imagine never belonging to your own body. Your own body never belonging to you. Imagine you were programmed only to say yes when a man pulls the string. Imagine when you say no, it’s like men can’t hear it. Like you are just a doll who says yes and Momma and sleepy. Like when they […]

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Tags: Economics · Lit & Crit · Politics & Law · Shaindel Beers

December 27th, 2019 · No Comments

“Scientific knowledge as nonbelief is truly the last refuge of belief.” – Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari, Anti-Oedipus (trans. Robert Hurley, et al.) Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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Tags: Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari · Lit & Crit · Open Science Collaboration

December 26th, 2019 · No Comments

“Once, I wanted to be the last thing you’d want to throw on a gas fire. Then, I wanted to be the first. Now, I am learning to be the fire itself.” – Shaindel Beers, “The Con Man’s Wife” Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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Tags: Lit & Crit · Shaindel Beers

December 25th, 2019 · No Comments

“The unconscious poses no problem of meaning, solely problems of use. The question posed by desire is not, ‘What does it mean?’ but rather ‘How does it work?’ ” – Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari, Anti-Oedipus (trans. Robert Hurley, et al.) (emphasis in original) Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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Tags: Economics · Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari · Lit & Crit

December 24th, 2019 · No Comments

“There’s no Heaven, no Hell, other than what we make for each other—“ – Shaindel Beers, “The Sin Eater” Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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Tags: Lit & Crit · Shaindel Beers

December 23rd, 2019 · No Comments

“When subjects, individuals, or groups act manifestly counter to their own class interests—when they rally to the interests and ideals of a class that their own objective situation should lead them to combat—it is not enough to say: they were fooled, the masses have been fooled. It is not an ideological problem, a problem of […]

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Tags: Economics · Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari · Lit & Crit · Politics & Law

December 22nd, 2019 · No Comments

“Some lives are too big for one lifetime.” – Shaindel Beers, “Once” Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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December 21st, 2019 · No Comments

“The problem is not resolved until we do away with both the problem and the solution.” – Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari, Anti-Oedipus (trans. Robert Hurley, et al.) (emphasis in original) Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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Tags: Economics · Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari · Lit & Crit · Politics & Law

December 20th, 2019 · No Comments

“The astonishing thing is not that some people steal or that others occasionally go out on strike, but rather that all those who are starving do not steal as a regular practice, and all those who are exploited are not continually out on strike: after centuries of exploitation, why do people still tolerate being humiliated […]

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December 19th, 2019 · No Comments

“Inspiration is not the exclusive privilege of poets or artists generally. There is, has been, and will always be a certain group of people whom inspiration visits. It’s made up of all those who’ve consciously chosen their calling and do their job with love and imagination. It may include doctors, teachers, gardeners – and I […]

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Tags: Economics · Lit & Crit · Wislawa Szymborska

December 18th, 2019 · No Comments

“I know God made the world, but I wish a priest would tell me why. Though he made it better than the priests know, he gave us leave to piss on the whole thing, and gave us two hands and a length of rope, and away with it, that’s in our remit, and then the […]

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Tags: Alfred Döblin · Lit & Crit

December 17th, 2019 · No Comments

“If people weren’t in such a rush, they’d live twice as long and achieve three times as much.” – Alfred Döblin, Berlin Alexanderplatz (trans. Michael Hofmann) Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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December 16th, 2019 · No Comments

“Yes, women are my weakness, they are the place where I am mortal, I kiss one, think of a second and eye up a third. Oh, women are my weakness, what can I do, I can’t help it, and if one day I go broke on account of women, then I’ll write Out of Stock […]

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December 15th, 2019 · No Comments

“The world is iron, there’s nothing you can do, it rolls up to you like a steamroller, there’s nothing you can do, here it comes, there it goes, they’re sitting on the inside, it’s like a tank, a devil is driving it with horns and glowing eyes, they tear you limb from limb, they sit […]

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Tags: Alfred Döblin · Economics · Lit & Crit · Politics & Law

December 14th, 2019 · No Comments

“Witnessing is a terrible duty, a kind of horror—especially the witnessing of otherness and of incompleteness, which is what witnessing is as we know in life.” – Harold Brodkey, “Angel” Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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December 13th, 2019 · No Comments

“I know that I have to die like everyone else, and that displeases me, and I know every human born so far has died except for those now living, and that distresses me and makes most distinctions and doctrines look false or absurd or semiabsurd, but often I yearn to die, to have it be […]

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December 12th, 2019 · No Comments

“Whoever thinks bread and baked goods made from depleted white flour can be improved by artificial additions is mistaken, and is leading their clients astray. Nature has laws, and it punished infractions. The impaired health of almost every advanced nation may be traced to indulgence in devalued and refined foods.” – Alfred Döblin, Berlin Alexanderplatz […]

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Tags: Alfred Döblin · Economics · Lit & Crit

December 11th, 2019 · No Comments

“People are somewhat gorgeous collections of chemical fires, aren’t they? Cells and organs burn and smolder, each one, and hot electricity flows and creates storms of further currents, magnetisms and species of gravity—we are towers of kinds of fires, down to the tiniest constituents of ourselves, whatever those are, those things burn like stars in […]

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Tags: Harold Brodkey · Lit & Crit · Open Science Collaboration

December 10th, 2019 · No Comments

“Each thing in the universe, with or without consciousness, has intent; a limitless will is a bloody tyrant-emperor: I mean, each thing tries to run everything, to have its way. Everything is imperial—without exception. Everything drags at you. This is a universe of trash tyrants. You have to sacrifice your life to prove goodness exists.” […]

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December 9th, 2019 · No Comments

“We are so much more than our means to know give us to know.” – Harold Brodkey, “S.L.” Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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December 8th, 2019 · No Comments

“Live so that when the time comes for you to die, it’s as though you’ve had a hearty dinner.” – Alfred Döblin, Berlin Alexanderplatz (trans. Michael Hofmann) Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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December 7th, 2019 · No Comments

“For a woman, surely, words are the prime element of force, of being able to enforce things on others, to coerce them. The prime realistic thing, in a certain sense, for women in this world is words, words insofar as they contain law and announcements of principles, the semiminor apocalypses of Utopia, or at least […]

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Tags: Harold Brodkey · Politics & Law

December 6th, 2019 · No Comments

“Every man over forty is a scoundrel.” – George Bernard Shaw, “Maxims for Revolutionists” Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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December 5th, 2019 · No Comments

“The roulette table pays nobody except him that keeps it. Nevertheless a passion for gaming is common, though a passion for keeping roulette tables is unknown.” – George Bernard Shaw, “Maxims for Revolutionists” Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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December 4th, 2019 · No Comments

“Vice is waste of life. Poverty, obedience, and celibacy are the canonical vices.” – George Bernard Shaw, “Maxims for Revolutionists” Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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December 3rd, 2019 · No Comments

“Some people speak of the infant’s love for its mother; how clever they are to name that sleeping-and-waking, the dependencies and dreams, as love. I don’t think there is any possible single name for the life-and-death mind-and-language thing of a woman with an infant. The nature of almost any real moment makes almost all theory […]

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December 2nd, 2019 · No Comments

“Being brave gets you started on something, and then you just have to be stubborn and finish what you start.” – Harold Brodkey, “Largely an Oral History of My Mother” Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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