Thursday, September 4, 2014

among the facts of the world.

In Walser, an absolute sense of decency about language does not let agony express itself. The reality is made manifest, the fact of agony, not agony. It is necessary to speak of things, not of words. Marvelously, everything that is utterable is said when one simply states the case.

- Massimo Cacciari, Songs of the Departed in POSTHUMOUS PEOPLE. Vienna at the Turning PointStanford University Press, 1996
- Walser in Herisau, 1949 image taken from 50 Watts