By Betty Garrett, Ron Rapoport
"Betty Garrett's memoir is a story of grace stressed. It's a beautiful, relocating track of survival."—Studs Terkel
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N o w one must be either the object or the subject of politics; there is no other choice; there is no 52 question of being either both together or neither one; hence it seems indispensable that I should engage in politics and it is not even up to me to determine how much I should do so. This being so, it is quite possible that my whole life must be dedicated to politics, even be sacrificed to p o l i t i c s . " H i s place (his milieu) is language: that is where he accepts or rejects, that is where his body can or cannot.
1942 igyo My body is free of its image-repertoire only when it establishes its work space. This space is the same everywhere, patiently adapted to the pleasure of painting, writing, sorting Toward writing According to the Greeks, trees are alphabets. Of all the tree letters, the palm is loveliest. And of writing, profuse and distinct as the burst of its fronds, it possesses the major effect: falling back. A hemlock tree stands lonely Far north on a barren height. He drowses: ice and snowflakes Wrap him in sheets of white.
Its philosophy but npjLpfJts_history, of which I inhabit only the shimmering reflection: the phantasmagoria. Éloge ambigu du contrat ~ Ambiguous praise o f the contract H i s first image o f the contract (the pact) is more or less objective: sign, language, narrative, society function by contract, but since this contract is generally masked, the critical operation consists in deciphering the confusion of reasons, alibis, appearances, in short, the whole o f the social natural, in order to make manifest the controlled exchange on which the semantic process and collective life are based.