Monthly Archives: May 2020

Gombrowicz on Becoming a Citizen: Allow Me to Dream!

I returned, but no longer as a wild man. For I had, at one time during my youth in Poland, been completely wild in relation to it, incapable of handling it with style, incapable even of speaking about it—it served … Continue reading

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Lot 74: Derek Bailey

inner spacea bricoleur’s placeattitude of adjustmentwhere one standshappenstancemeans at handany given timesuspend attentionon a blank sheetbetween cacheand vagary anydiscrete objectin the cosmosterms of contactmomentby momentimprovisejoin my danceDerek archspirit Baileymy first listena school librarya smile a record widemy friend spun the … Continue reading

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Gombrowicz and Melville: Twilight

I’ve written about the twilight world being the liminal space where poetry flourishes in relation to the poetry of John Ashbery and Alfred Corn and to the novels of Michael Brodsky. Today I’d like to give another example, this time … Continue reading

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Gombrowicz on “Interhumanity”

Once I was explaining to someone that in order to feel the real cosmic significance of man for man, he should imagine the following: I am completely alone in a desert. I have never seen people nor do I imagine … Continue reading

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