Tuesday, 23 May 2000

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

[…] while Meschonnic’s position might be likened to some poststructuralist positions, he goes much further in arguing that the dialectic between the social and the individual operates fully in both directions, and in such a way that it can never be resolved. Equally, historicity doesn’t mean either the absolute break with the past, implied in many conceptions of the contemporary, nor the pale historicism that would make everything simply a product of its time. Historicity, is properly speaking, then, the form of interaction between a subject and its situation […]

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