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Literature According to Minou Drouet

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Barthes, R. (2012). Literature According to Minou Drouet. In Barthes, R. Mythologies: The Complete Edition, in a New Translation. , pp. 172-180

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But precisely when childhood is defined as a miracle, we protest that this miracle is nothing other than a premature accession to the adult's powers. [...] the entirely bourgeous notion of the child prodigy (Mozart, Rimbaud, Roberto Benzi); an admirable object insofar as it fulfills the ideal function of all capitalist activity: to gain time, to reduce human duration to a numerative problem of precious moments.

—p.176 by Roland Barthes 1 year, 4 months ago

But precisely when childhood is defined as a miracle, we protest that this miracle is nothing other than a premature accession to the adult's powers. [...] the entirely bourgeous notion of the child prodigy (Mozart, Rimbaud, Roberto Benzi); an admirable object insofar as it fulfills the ideal function of all capitalist activity: to gain time, to reduce human duration to a numerative problem of precious moments.

—p.176 by Roland Barthes 1 year, 4 months ago

a discourse between two or more people holding different points of view about a subject but wishing to establish the truth through reasoned arguments

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its beauty, its truth proceed from a profound dialectic between the life and death of language, between density of the word and the ennui of syntax

on modern poetry

—p.178 default author
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1 year, 4 months ago

its beauty, its truth proceed from a profound dialectic between the life and death of language, between density of the word and the ennui of syntax

on modern poetry

—p.178 default author
notable
1 year, 4 months ago

(noun) the act or process of flashing like lightning / (noun) electrodesiccation

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it is this weapon alone which can strip the poetic metaphor of its artifice, reveal it as the fulguration of a truth, won over a continuous nausea of language

—p.178 default author
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1 year, 4 months ago

it is this weapon alone which can strip the poetic metaphor of its artifice, reveal it as the fulguration of a truth, won over a continuous nausea of language

—p.178 default author
unknown
1 year, 4 months ago

(noun) the usually ironic or humorous use of words in senses opposite to the generally accepted meanings (as in “this giant of 3 feet 4 inches”)

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Minou Drouet's texts in this sense appear as the antiphrasis of all poetry insofar as they flee that solitary weapon of writers, literality

—p.178 default author
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1 year, 4 months ago

Minou Drouet's texts in this sense appear as the antiphrasis of all poetry insofar as they flee that solitary weapon of writers, literality

—p.178 default author
notable
1 year, 4 months ago

(noun) a usually short poem in an inspired wild irregular strain / (noun) a statement or writing in an exalted or enthusiastic vein

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in a contagion of dithyrambic images

on poetry

—p.178 default author
uncertain
1 year, 4 months ago

in a contagion of dithyrambic images

on poetry

—p.178 default author
uncertain
1 year, 4 months ago
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[...] there is no danger in calling Minou Drouet's poetry strange if we recognize it from the first as poetry. Literature, however, only begins out in front of the unnamable, facing the perception of an elsewhere alien to the very langauge which seeks it out. It is this creative doubt, this fecund death which our society condemns in its "good literature" and exorcises in its bad. To insist at the top of our lungs that the Novel be a novel, that Poetry be poetry and the Theater theater, this sterile tautology is of the same order as the denominative laws which govern, in the Civil Code, the ownership of property: here everything coorporates in the great bourgeois task, which is finally to reduce Being to Having, the object to a thing.

—p.179 by Roland Barthes 1 year, 4 months ago

[...] there is no danger in calling Minou Drouet's poetry strange if we recognize it from the first as poetry. Literature, however, only begins out in front of the unnamable, facing the perception of an elsewhere alien to the very langauge which seeks it out. It is this creative doubt, this fecund death which our society condemns in its "good literature" and exorcises in its bad. To insist at the top of our lungs that the Novel be a novel, that Poetry be poetry and the Theater theater, this sterile tautology is of the same order as the denominative laws which govern, in the Civil Code, the ownership of property: here everything coorporates in the great bourgeois task, which is finally to reduce Being to Having, the object to a thing.

—p.179 by Roland Barthes 1 year, 4 months ago

(verb) to gain or regain the favor or goodwill of; appease

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A propitiatory victim sacrificed so that the world will be bright

—p.179 default author
notable
1 year, 4 months ago

A propitiatory victim sacrificed so that the world will be bright

—p.179 default author
notable
1 year, 4 months ago