Lydia Rosenberg: (t)here

Lydia Rosenberg:

(t)here

“Sometimes, on the contrary, instead of becoming welded together, words loosen their intimate ties.  Prefixes and suffixes–especially prefixes–become unwelded: they want to think for themselves.  Because of this, words are occasionally thrown out of balance.  Where is the main stress, for instance, in being-there (etre-la): on being, or on there?  In there–which it would be better to call here--shall I first look for my being? Or am I going to find, in my being, above all, certainty of my fixation in a there?”      –Gaston Bachelard, “The Poetics of Space”

 

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