Taking a break from Klossowski next week to revisit the writing of our erstwhile attendee Alejandro de Acosta. From his collection of essays The Impossible, Patience (so very worth reading in its entirety), we’re gonna look at “To Acid-Words”. The page count on this one might seem excessive but, before ya balk, note that the layout makes each page more like a half page. Til Tuesday!
More of The Baphomet next week. This time, it’s chapters III – V (pp. 61-91). Towards, towards new vistas of infinite & empty possibles!
Pressing forward with Klossowski’s The Baphomet. This time we’ll discuss Chapters I & II (pp. 39-59). Stay fierce.
Next week, we will dip our toes into the sordid drip of Pierre Klossowski’s The Baphomet before deciding whether to complete it in weeks to come. Peruse the introductions if you like, but our discussion will center around the novel’s Prologue, which runs from pp. 5-37. As always, page numbers refer to those printed in the text, not the numbering of the digital file. Had a blast playing surrealist games with you all. Until next time… anon!
Tomorrow night we’re going to forego a reading and instead play some surrealist games, drawing from Alaistair Brotchie’s A Book of Surrealist Games. We’ll have a few selected that seem especially conducive to a group like ours and will provide the necessary supplies, but feel free to look through the text and pick out any that interest you, as well as bring any art supplies or other materials you think might enhance the play. See you soon!
Next week, join us as we take a look at some excerpts from Ralph Waldo Emerson’s Nature. We’ll discuss Chapters IV (“Language”) and V (“Discipline”). Hope to see you there — stay fierce!
Benjamin on/and Kafka next time! We’ll discuss Kafka’s “The Judgment” (pp. 78-86) alongside Walter Benjamin‘s essay “Franz Kafka: On the Tenth Anniversary of His Death” (pp. 111-140). Around 37 pages of reading this week, so try and give yourself enough time for all of it, and if you find yourself short, perhaps read the Benjamin and some of the very short stories instead. “
More by Walter Benjamin this Tuesday. From One-Way Street and Other Writings, we will discuss “To the Planetarium” (pp. 103), “On Language as Such and on the Language of Man” (pp. 107), and “Surrealism: The Last Snapshot of the European Intelligentsia” (pp. 225). Can’t wait to go over these with you — until then!
Next week we’ll take a crack at Walter Benjamin’s “Epistemo-Critical Prologue” to The Origin of German Tragic Drama. It runs from pp. 27-56. Enjoy, and stay fierce.