Schuyler's Flowers #2: “February,” Everydayness, and Nothingness, part 1

In Blanchot’s view, “the word gives me what it signifies, but first it suppresses it,” but Schuyler’s language is not this alien entity, always apart and opposed to things, but neither is it simply one thing among others—no other thing seems to us as about things as language does—instead, we could try and imagine that language represents first and foremost the promiscuity of things, how they are already in communication with one another and not originally singular and isolated, but instead are all already interpreting and mediating one another.

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Conceptual Writing's Daddy Issues

For Conceptual Writing, there has always been the issue of the work itself, the status of its existence, oscillating somewhere between the necessity figured in the specificity of its procedure and the contingency as to its ancillary status in relation to that procedure. The work of Conceptual Writing is supposed to be its concept, so its realization exists as a kind of bastard object, a by-product, a parte maudite, or even, a necessary evil.

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