Saturday, November 12, 2011



A young man—Djami. Smiling radiant eyes, endowed with “animal eroticism.” Is that the word for it? Moving toward—the limits of being invisible. Becoming animal—becoming scorpion, becoming serpent? How did he write—how did he flee writing? Escape from himself? Stammering—making language stammer, rather than just speech? Writing— writing in a language not of his own tongue? Traveling—traveling across the desert toward what? For Rimbaud—the desert was his illumination novel? Rimbaud writing—a calligraphy of his sad solitude, escaping the Parnassus pricks back in Paris. Writing “and then”—rather than “because." Writing tres “in between”?

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