Saturday, July 15, 2006
(12:25 PM) | Adam Kotsko:
Juxtaposition StudiesNothing spices up dinner-party conversations like unexpected juxtapositions:
"I found that I wasn't able to understand Augustine fully until I started reading the Confessions alongside Bataille."I'm looking for juxtapositions here that are so radically implausible that the very act of stating them forcefully paradoxically makes them seem plausible.
"Anti-Oedipus remained a closed book to me until I happened upon Mishima's Sea of Fertility tetralogy. The connections are so obvious that one begins to wonder if they aren't purposeful -- on both sides."
"Of course, it goes without saying that Gravity's Rainbow is ultimately little more than an extended commentary on Irenaeus's Against All Heresies."