Tuesday, 23 May 2000

From "Introduction to Henri Meschonnic – For a Poetics of Rhythm"

Poetry is essential to this critique of the sign, because it has always been its weak point. It is the ‘weak link’ in traditional theory because it is the form of discourse where it is most difficult to disguise what Meschonnic calls the signifiant (what might otherwise be called the ‘signifier’) by reducing it to the formality of the dual pair sign-sense.

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