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The Schizo and the City: Jacques Besse’s La Grande Pâque (AAG paper draft)

This is a draft of the paper I will be presenting in a few weeks at the AAG. It represents a translation project that I am currently polishing, a sliver of much more intensive translation work related to CERFI and … Continue reading

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Besse’s Film Scores

UPDATE: You can hear the first piece below.   ORIGINAL POST: I finally tracked down Dédée D’Anvers through interlibrary loan. The opening piece is beautiful and I will post it as soon as I jump through some technical hoops. In … Continue reading

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Petit-bourgeois fascists, brutal militiamen, and moralizers

Besse, pg. 89 (Four pages from the end of my rough translation!): I enter a café across from the Odéon and order my first beer since Saturday. Everyone working there has the dirty look of petit-bourgeois fascists, brutal militiamen, and … Continue reading

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Jacques Besse on morning

My first pass at translating a beautiful passage from page 70-71 of La Grande Pâque: It is after 6:30 in the morning. I take rue de l’École-de-Médecine. Oddly enough, I feel very close to where I am: I dream less … Continue reading

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Besse on the night sky

“Some very high clouds pass by in the light of the satellite, reminding us that the Earth ends at an altitude of 10,000 meters – a swarming universe imprisoned in a thin atmosphere like a fruit in its peel” (La … Continue reading

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Besse after midnight

Around the midpoint of my rough translation of La Grande Pâque, I just made it through this amazing paragraph (pg 44-45): The Chevalaret station is also calm. It is the desert, the desert rebuilt in the middle of one of … Continue reading

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Deleuze Studies 2016 Abstract

I put this off until the very last minute but was suddenly inspired earlier this evening…more info on the conference here. The Schizo and the City: Jacques Besse’s La Grande Pâque In Anti-Oedipus, Deleuze and Guattari (1983, 87) write: In … Continue reading

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