Exergue: Novi Sad

"The necessity of not having control over language, of being a foreigner in one's own tongue in order to draw speech to oneself and 'bring something incomprehensible into the world.'" I chose a quote of a quote as the exergue i would like to put in the beginning of the 5th edition of the "Dictionary of war". The exergue is taken from Deleuze and Guattari's "Mille Plateux" but itself it is quoting the german poet, dramatist and writer Heinrich von Kleist: It is a close reading of Kleists famous text "On the Gradual Formation of Ideas in Speech" ("Über die allmächliche Verfertigung der Gedanken beim Reden"), in which Kleist denounces the central interiority of the concept as a means of control--the control of speech, of language, but also of affects, circumstances and even chance.

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