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Vitezslav Nezval

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TOWARD A PSYCHOGEOGRAPHY OF POETISM

By Guy Debord’s well-worn definition,[1] psychogeography combines subjective and objective knowledge and studies, theory and speculation as well as (in the practice of his own Situationist International) public activism and urban interventionism, function and play. According to Debord’s biographer Vincent Kaufman, for all its apparent seriousness, the term also comprised “an art of conversation and … Continue reading

ABOLISHING PRAGUE

THE PERENNIAL CITY The truth about a city can’t be gauged from the lines on a street map. And yet how can the idea of Prague exist, except as a kind of diagram of itself, the fractured geometry of an alchemist’s necronomicon, the figura mentis, figura intellectus, figura amoris… May 1945. Edvard Beneš, the man … Continue reading

"Modernity today is not in the hands of the poets, but in the hands of the cops" // Louis Aragon
"It is the business of the future to be dangerous" // A.N. Whitehead

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"Poetism is the crown of life; Constructivism is its basis" // Karel Teige

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“I think we ought to read only the kind of books that wound and stab us. If the book we are reading doesn’t wake us up with a blow on the head, what are we reading it for?…we need the books that affect us like a disaster, that grieve us deeply, like the death of someone we loved more than ourselves, like being banished into forests far from everyone, like a suicide. A book must be the axe for the frozen sea inside us” // Franz Kafka, letter to Oskar Pollack, 27 January 1904
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