The Inevitable Sign

Posted: July 14, 2011 in Scribbling On Foucault's Walls

Roland Barthes crops up in Scribbling on Foucault’s Walls. In fact, in some ways, I might have called the work ‘Scribbling on Roland’s Walls’. The spirit of the writing is more Barthes than Foucault. And my feelings are often torn between Roland and Michel, both emotionally and intellectually.

Luckily it is ok to love more than one fossil.

  1. billsnshits says:

    THAT guy is the precursor to moz. Still to operatic to be quite modern (kind of caruso), but that could be dealt with…later.

  2. billsnshits says:

    Yes Roland, too. But the singer particularly. The seriousness of Roland B or of that crooner’s style doesn’t seem to have found anything but dissipation and lightening in France. Let’s be real, in Paris. There is no “french pop” only parisian. You might see the seriousness in Gainsbourg, S, maaaybe. But from what I can tell so far, Mozzie picked up all that style of pontificatory yet urgent barthesian song.

    Not that I’m into that kind of thing.

    Although, since you are, maybe the score can be settled, after all. No, You’re right, you can’t settle it. Whatever got you to rebel is the very thing you rebel against. Without it, you’d be elsewhere. It will always have an authentic history within you that can’t be erased, repaired, made over. Life stinks!

  3. billsnshits says:

    The worst part isn’t being unable to destroy histories that went wrong. It’s not being able to hold on to histories that went right.

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