Thursday, May 31, 2007

Most Profoundly Marked

At The Pinocchio Theory, Steven Shaviro reviews what sounds like a fascinating new novel by Samuel Delaney, called Dark Reflections. In the course of his review, Shaviro writes this, which I rather like:
. . . the most deeply singular, private, and unsharable depth of ones own being is the place where one is most profoundly marked by one’s past encounters with others (both contingent, personal encounters, and more generally social ones that have to do with the priority of parents, of language, of mores and prejudices, etc.).

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