Tuesday, March 14, 2006

"Literature is the attempt to interpret, in an ingenious way, the myths we no longer understand, at the moment we no longer understand them, since we no longer know how to dream them or reproduce them. Literature is the competition of misinterpretations that consciousness naturally and necessarily produces on themes of the unconscious, and like every competition it has its prizes." -- Gilles Deleuze, "Causes et raisons des îles désertes" [unpublished text from the early 1950s, translated by Michael Taorima in Desert Islands and Other Texts 1953-1974]

1 comment:

K. Lorraine Graham said...

Well that's relevant, isn't it?