Anthropological theory assumes that exposure in a treeless situation where all escape upwards was cut off led to the invention of myths. Kafka’s ape, dragged into human society, expresses very similar ideas in his ‘Report for an Academy’. It is the absence of any way of escape that has forced him to become human himself.W. G. Sebald ‘Campo Santo’
Last chance to see: exhibition at the ‘Locker’ King Street closing on Sunday afternoon – Dec 3rd.
A toast would be called for too.
“A whole world of pain is contained in these words.” How can it be contained in them? — It is bound up in them. The words are like an acorn from which an oak tree can grow.
Ludwig Wittgenstein p. 52e, 1946.
beginnings of a book