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Edmond Jabès

Dreams, like memories, are shores we row toward to escape the ever same tomorrows and their cruel futility. Days which cannot express themselves are grey and cold. Mute days whose untidy gestures tear us apart. I have the impression of moving in the shadow of syllables, in regions before secrets, where language cannot yet answer… Continue reading Edmond Jabès

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Edmond Jabès

At the end there is double despair: that of the writer, / and that of the witness. — Edmond Jabès, The Book of Questions , Vol 1 [The Book of Questions, The Book of Yukel, Return to the Book] (Wesleyan; Rev. ed. Trans. from the French edition September 15, 1991) Originally published 1963.

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Edmond Jabès

The world where I look for you is a world without trees. —  Edmond Jabès, from “And Yukl speaks:,” The Book of Questions: Volume I [I. The Book of Questions, II. The Book of Yukel, III. Return to the Book] pg. 43 (Wesleyan; Rev. ed. Trans. from the French edition September 15, 1991) Originally published… Continue reading Edmond Jabès

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Edmond Jabès

It is very hard to live with silence. The real silence is death and this is terrible. To approach this silence, it is necessary to journey to the desert. You do not go to the desert to find identity, but to lose it, to lose your personality, to be anonymous. You make yourself void. You… Continue reading Edmond Jabès

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Edmond Jabès

It is very hard to live with silence. The real silence is death and this is terrible. To approach this silence, it is necessary to journey to the desert. You do not go to the desert to find identity, but to lose it, to lose your personality, to be anonymous. You make yourself void. You… Continue reading Edmond Jabès

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