Monday, March 10, 2014

O manifesto revisitado com força de sentido renovado - Charles Bernstein em "Recalculations"

Abaixo meus trechos favoritos de "Manifest Aversions, Conceptual Conundrums, & Implausibly Deniable Links," poema de Charles Bernstein publicado no seu último livro Recalculations:

"Immature poets borrow, Mature poets invest.

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The work of art 'itself' does not exist, only incommensurable social contexts through which it emerges and into which it vanishes.

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The shock of the new for some, the invigorating tonic of the contemporary for others.  

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No pardist goes unpunished because in these times the parodist is pilloried for the views he or she parodies. In a world of moral discourse absent ethical engagement, only the self-righteous go unrebuked.

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I am not the man I was much less the one I will be nor imagine myself as, just the person I almost am.

A bird calls but I hear only its song.

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I'm an observant Jew. I look closely at the things around me, as if they were foreign.

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My mind is a labyrinth with well-lit exit signs; as much as I try, I can't ignore them. When I take leave of my mind I put myself in the care of my brain. In this way, I become again the animal to which my mind is blind.

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Rather than an expression of love, justice is a protection against our inability to love.

We are most familiar with our estrangement; it is our home ground.

The absence of accent is also an accent.

Yet the Dark, untouched by light, injures it all the same."

 

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