June 29, 2007
June 26, 2007
What a Book Is
A book is a sequence of spaces.
Each of these spaces is perceived at a different moment - a book is also a sequence of moments.
A book is not a case of words, nor a bag of words, nor a bearer of words.
A writer, contrary to the popular opinion, does not write books.
A writer writes texts.
The fact, that a text is contained in a book, comes only from the dimensions of such a text; or, in the case of a series of short texts (poems, for instance), from their number.
A literary (prose) text contained in a book ignores the fact that the book is an autonomous space-time sequence.
A series of more or less short texts (poems or other) distributed through a book following any particular ordering reveals the sequential nature of the book.
It reveals it, perhaps uses it; but it does not incorporate it or assimilate it.
from a little something I found recently by a guy named Ulises Carrion
June 22, 2007
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June 16, 2007
further notes towards a Complex Textual Legitimacy Proclamation
In the context of this book, we are profoundly aware how much has been left out.
The list of topics that we might reasonably have considered in this book is endless.
Its meaning cannot be contained and yet it is not possible to reconstitute the story in any way one wishes, primarily because each new proclamation or enactment of the narrative bears relation to the preceeding part of the story, which has already been written.
Everywhere we see the beginnings of confusion and we want a clue to some sound order and authority.
June 08, 2007
The New Rejection Letter
Regarding the appended "observations," which are called "the principal reasons" for the rejection, are e-mails The New Rejection Letter or should these also be regarded as a sign that these folks actually have me in the "watch for the future" pile? You got The New Rejection Letter, which translated means: Your domain sucks, why did you submit it to GreatDomains? Please do not do it again. It also said something about "so what does everyone think about The New Rejection Letter?" I remember getting "excited" at first because I thought… Now I'm not saying this right, but with this being the email age, not responding to your email is The New Rejection Letter. I have responded to many ads from the Appeals committee, but their concerns about the wording in The New Rejection Letter were out of hand—their Discussion focused only on the second paragraph. In The New Rejection Letter one finds a similar statement.