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TorgoX (1933)


"Il est beau comme la retractilité des serres des oiseaux rapaces [...] et surtout, comme la rencontre fortuite sur une table de dissection d'une machine à coudre et d'un parapluie !" -- Lautréamont

Journal of TorgoX (1933)

Sunday August 15, 2004
07:04 PM


[ #20420 ]
Dear Log,

«To try to understand Andersen's tale, one must shed a comparative light on Marxist and American edenism. This will make it possible to go down in the first anthropological mysteries of modern empires and to exert us to make a little progress in the speleology of the dreamlike life of simiohuman history. Thus a genealogy of the politico-religious unconscious of the monotheisms will make us witness the conclusion of an alliance between sacred orthodoxies and democratic totalitarianism.»

--"The religious American unconscious caught in the trap of torture"

Totally. It's an interesting essay, but I think I'll have to wait for the English translation. Or really, any human language will do.

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  • It appears that it is a literal translation, the original being written in French [], and slightly more readable. However most polysyllables could be replaced by real worlds without changing the sense. Why saying We can see that an existential psychoanalysis of theologies is a key to history and to politics when it's only the old idea, myths shape nations ?
    • To partly answer your question: I partly recall a 19th century epigram that started out like "In France, ignorant men try very hard to seem learnèd, while in England, learnèd men try very hard to seem ignorant", and then the epigram continued with something about how that meant one kind of burden for French society and another for English society, etc etc. I wish I could remember it right.

      But in these 21st century days of internationalization, every society on Earth is apparently now groani