Johannes just posted this piece By Joyelle - apparently the whole piece is in Fence.
Exerpt, in keeping with the discussion here (in the comment stream), follows:
"3)Bataille says “the term poetry [...] can be considered synonymous with expenditure; it in fact signifies, in the most precise way, creation by means of loss. Its meaning is therefore closer to that of sacrifice.’ By sacrifice he means a loss unto extinction; Sacrifice produces sacred objects. Furthermore, “in particular, the success of Christianity must be explained by [...] the Son of God’s ignominious crucifixion, which carries human dread to a representation of loss and limitless degradation.”
"5)Or, put another way, there’s no success like failure."
Dichotomy / as an / example of largesse
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