Immediate Blog

“Between the unattainable intention of the author and the arguable intention of the reader, there is the transparent intention of the text, which refutes untenable interpretations.”

-Umberto Eco-

3 thoughts on “Immediate Blog

  1. “…there is the transparent intention of the text, which refutes untenable interpretations.” Spot on. I cannot help but think of an analogous quotation from George Steiner: “It is not so much the poet who speaks, but language itself: die Sprache spricht. The authentic, immensely rare, poem is one in which ‘the Being of language’ finds unimpeded lodging, in which the poet is not a persona, a subjectivity ‘ruling over language’, but an ‘openness to’, a supreme listener to, the genius of speech. The result of such openness is not so much a text, but an ‘act’, an eventuation of Being and literal ‘coming into Being’.” Thank you again for stirring such thought.

  2. So Heideggerian and Eco “Open-work”ish! It has been so encouraging to see your blogs and finding the names of each of my very favorites – Blanchot, Camus, Heidegger, Wittgenstein, Bakhtin?, Jakobsen? – yippee… Nice to know their thought is alive and going on! Thank you

"A word is a bridge thrown between myself and an other - a territory shared by both" - M. Bakhtin

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