"Blank Forms’ fifth collection of archival, unpublished, or newly translated texts, takes its title from a series of interviews with Japanese free jazz pioneer Masayuki Takayangi that were published in Japanese in 1975–76 and are ...
Author: Lawrence Kumpf
Publisher: Blank Forms Editions
Aspirations of Madness, Blank Forms' fifth collection of archival, unpublished, or newly translated texts, takes its title from a series of interviews with Japanese free jazz pioneer Masayuki Takayangi that were published in Japanese in 1975-76 and are published here in English for the first time. The interviews provide a rare look at Takayanagi's eccentric practice and personality, both long under-recognized by audiences outside (and often, inside) of Japan. The postwar Japanese history that Takayanagi describes also surfaces in this publication's opening piece, a poetic tribute by the writer and artist Louise Landes Levi to one of Takayanagi's contemporaries, the poet Kazuko Shiraishi. Aspirations of Madness includes a second Levi poem as well, "A Deep River," written while at La Monte Young and Marian Zazeela's Dream House in 2003. Complementing this tradition of Japanese free improvisation and poetry is the republication of a 1977 interview with Joseph Jarman, the great composer, poet, and multi-instrumentalist. We also feature Charles Stein's introduction to Being = Space x Action. Further along, Aspirations of Madness features an excerpt from The Tree of Music, a cross-cultural treatise by the Russian musicologist Genrich "Henry" Orlov, the English translation of which has never been published before. Aspirations of Madness closes with one of Maryanne Amacher's final pieces of writing, "The Agreement," from 2009. The text takes the form of a letter between Amacher and the Open Ended Group, with whom she had planned to collaborate on her final, unfinished project, Lagrange: A Four Part Mini Series.
The abandonment of the object does not lead to the cathexis of a personal space,
but to a tantalizing aspiration towards nothingness ... We find traces of it in the
psychotic kernel (blank psychosis) just as in what has recently been called the '
blank self' (Giovacchini, 1972b). ... This negative aspect is formed by the
introjection which takes place at the same time as maternal care forms the object
Author: Andre Green
The author occupies a unique position in psychoanalysis today, and his work represents a synthesis of the traditions of Lacan, Winnicott and Bion. This volume collects fourteen of his papers together with a substantial introduction. The papers range widely across clinical and theoretical issues including borderline states, the true and false self, and narcissism. On Private Madness has achieved the status of a modern psychoanalytic classic, and this new impression will be welcomed by all those admirers of the author who wish to have these seminal papers collected together.
... the means to realize their aspirations. For the most part, they are not even
impressive enough to be tragic. Pathos and poignancy are the emotional
keynotes. Work is drudgery, politics a farce, religion either empty ritual or a form
of madness, ...
Author: Terry Eagleton
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Written by one of the world’s leading literary theorists,this book provides a wide-ranging, accessible and humorousintroduction to the English novel from Daniel Defoe to the presentday. Covers the works of major authors, including Daniel Defoe,Henry Fielding, Samuel Richardson, Laurence Sterne, Walter Scott,Jane Austen, the Brontës, Charles Dickens, George Eliot,Thomas Hardy, Henry James, Joseph Conrad, Virginia Woolf, D.H.Lawrence and James Joyce. Distils the essentials of the theory of the novel. Follows the model of Eagleton’s hugely popularLiterary Theory: An Introduction (Second Edition,1996).
This active form of reading—“reading with love”151—frees us from critique as
combat in favor of critique as care: care of the self and others, of aspirations for
less violent and more just ways of inhabiting and sharing the planet, and of ... of
becoming a mobilizing force in this world, that Unfinished ends with blank pages
—after all, readers and the distinct publics ... 4 Deleuze, Two Regimes of
Author: João Biehl
Publisher: Duke University Press
This original, field-changing collection explores the plasticity and unfinishedness of human subjects and lifeworlds, advancing the conceptual terrain of an anthropology of becoming. People's becomings trouble and exceed ways of knowing and acting, producing new possibilities for research, methodology, and writing. The contributors creatively bridge ethnography and critical theory in a range of worlds on the edge, from war and its aftermath, economic transformation, racial inequality, and gun violence to religiosity, therapeutic markets, animal rights activism, and abrupt environmental change. Defying totalizing analytical schemes, these visionary essays articulate a human science of the uncertain and unknown and restore a sense of movement and possibility to ethics and political practice. Unfinished invites readers to consider the array of affects, ideas, forces, and objects that shape contemporary modes of existence and future horizons, opening new channels for critical thought and creative expression. Contributors. Lucas Bessire, João Biehl, Naisargi N. Dave, Elizabeth A. Davis, Michael M. J. Fischer, Angela Garcia, Peter Locke, Adriana Petryna, Bridget Purcell, Laurence Ralph, Lilia M. Schwarcz