Sunday, May 31, 2009

Read This On A Dare-- It, Uh, Was Enervating, (Or) How I Stopped Theorizing And Learned To Love Poetry

"The point is that the purely theoretical, no longer muddied up by the effort to try and actually do theory, is not theory. The effort to become theoretical, or the effort needed to theorize, which itself comes from outside theory proper and from the domain of reading (in de Man's understanding of that word)--this effort that is an effect of some resistance to pure theory, is indeed theory." --from this link >>

The destructionist has the word (and maybe a stage with a trap-door).

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