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Prolonging the Present as Praxis of Prolepsis

“Talking to you on the phone now is part of the story of my trip to Belgrade, and so is the fight in the cafĂ©. And when you tell yourself the story of your trip to Hungary, Sanja will be part of it.” “That’s true,” I said. “For a while now I’ve been conscious of […]

Judge All These in a Room Together

Being aware of the history of literature—or of any other art, for that matter—is really a form of unbelieving, a form of skepticism. If I say to my self, for example, that Wordsworth and Verlaine were very good nineteenth-century poets, then I may fall into the danger of thinking that time has some how destroyed […]