Je Me Touche (Paperback)

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This book is an attempt to read, to respond to, the Occupy Movement in four movements. Opening with a reading of Flann O'Brien's evocative short story, 'John Duffy's Brother', it opens the dossier of the generative powers of imagination: not just in opening possibilities in the world, but that what is brought forth is always already a world onto itself. This is followed by a reading of Hermann Melville's 'Bartleby the Scrivener', with a particular focus on the utterance, « I would prefer not to ; not just as a phrase of negative resistance, but as a potential challenge, as a seductive challenge. The third movement is an attempt to directly respond -- if such a thing is even possible -- to the Occupy Movement in all of its potentiality: in no way, shape, or form, does the text attempt to explain it; instead, it attends to it in all of its possibilities, unknowabilities, absurdities even -- en bref, as an event. It ends with an attempt to reflect on what it means to speak of something, especially an event -- through, and alongside, the slippery figure of the subject, the « I .

Product Details
ISBN: 9786079714055
ISBN-10: 6079714051
Publisher: Delere Press
Publication Date: June 20th, 2017
Pages: 86
Language: English

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