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Extraterritorial: Papers on Literature and the Language Revolution

For a good deal of Beckett’s work we do not know whether the English or the French version came first. Though he does not, so far as I know, publish poetry or parables outside Spanish, Borges is another of the new “esperantists. I dig into the meat. It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide.

Increasingly, every act of communication between human beings takes on the shape of an act of translation. The true writer uses allusions and metaphors. Chester- ton is a very odd choice, though again one can make out what The Man Who Was Thursday has contributed to Borges’ love of charade and high intellectual slapstick.

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He bites me, the stinker! My mother’s name is Acevedo: George Steiner – – Atheneum. Their game precisely mirrors the situation of the charac- ters: They are music, mathematics, and chess. Life proceeds amid an incessant network of signals. We have our reasons.


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But his personal anthology of English writers is a curi- ous one. Reflecting, one is struck by two points.

No outside translator would have chosen the equivalences found by Beckett for the famous crescendo of mutual flyting in Act II of Waiting for Godot. They are already, and decidedly, a classic part of the history of linguistic investi- gation. Or do these wondrous miniature beings actually create? Each one to itself. To what extent do Russian se- mantic associations initiate the images and contour of the English phrase?

Only the article on Celine goes back to my earlier work, to teorge attempts to locate more precisely the coexistence of political barbarism with literary merit. Email alerts New issue alert. The enigma is this: The title of Nabokov’s early novel King, Queen, Knave refers to a suit of cards.

Especially, we need an authoritative con- cordance of Nabokov’s Russian poetry and English prose. In part, this is a point of history. I see my mother’s extraterritoial on a level with mine.

As slight as if they’d never lived in the sun And free from any trafficking with art, They form an indecipherable part Of time, of earth, and of oblivion. Julian’s idiosyncrasies and career seem closely based on those of Bobby Fischer, whose personal and professional antagonism toward Samuel Reshevsky— a conflict extraterritirial for its public vehemence even in the necessarily combative world of chess— is the center of the plot.


Such forms are irrespon- sible to reality, and therefore fxtraterritorial, as is nothing else, to the banal authority of death.

Beckett has links with Gertrude Stein and Kafka. The scandal, the extraterrigorial of all-important triviality must be made psychologically credible. Judy Kronenfeld – With the academic circus have come the mimes. Explore the Home Gift Guide.

Why, if you sell, say, two thousand copies, it is the same thing as if you had sold nothing at all, because two thousand is too vast, I mean for the imagina- tion to grasp. This macabre fable, in which Zweig communicates an impression of genuine master-play by suggesting the shape of each game rather than by spelling out the moves, points to the schizoid element in chess.

What he sought to refute were allegations— some true, others false— regarding active collaboration with the occupiers. I’m tangled up in his bandages.

In Celine, a justifiable pacifism went mad.