An alternate version of one paragraph

Take Haiti, whose Revolution was that other Independence, not a bourgeois one like those of the United States or Spanish America, let alone the paradoxically colonial Brazilian Independence. In the Haitian Revolution enslaved persons took power and founded a nation for the first time in human history. Yet as scholars like Michel-Rolf Trouillot (2015) and … More An alternate version of one paragraph

The seer

Academia will not love you back, one is told, but it does give some people a lot of love. Their writing is liked and rewarded, people admire them, they get raises and sabbaticals, their lectures draw large audiences, they have interesting fellowships and good dissertation students. I would like to experience love like that although … More The seer

Schwarz

1: Toda ciência tem princípios, de que deriva o seu sistema. Um dos princípios da Economia Política é o trabalho livre. Ora, no Brasil domina o fato impolítico e abominável da escravidão. BRAZIL IS NOT UNIQUE in this, though. And if slavery is not only essential to but constitutive of modernity, the quoted pamphlet may … More Schwarz

Log starting June 24

24: 107 words. Remembered Black Spartacus and started rereading Schwarz. 25: More Schwarz. 26: More Schwarz, and reached 134 words–finishing the paragraph. 27: Some more drafting, da Silva and Schwarz-thinking. Total finished word count is 2,026 now.I need to understand or articulate more about the short-circuits. 28: A bit of editing. Also, Dad died today. … More Log starting June 24

Tarot

Is it safe to consider the possibility of love? is the question the Tarot reader said I had been testing out in this psychic space. Could it become safe to be a person, the subject of one’s own acts? What if accepting love did not imply imprisonment and servitude? “Everything looks dangerous to you, everything … More Tarot

Log May 10-15

Tuesday, May 10: Read Grüner, thought.Wednesday, May 11: Worked on text, also read de Castro, Rama. I have 1345 polished words not including the footnotes, and some of my unpolished ones are more polished. I am comfortably into the piece now, and fascinated–and could drop my irrational work habits, I do not need them because … More Log May 10-15

Log April 23-May 9

Saturday: Touched the text. Just a few minutes.Sunday: Worried it, changed it, for an hour or so. Resolved: this week I read and organize notes.Monday: Looked briefly at some notes, touched the text.Tuesday: Edited briefly, made some progress.Wednesday: Missed.Thursday: Edited, thought, made some progress. There is a lot to do.Friday: Missed.Saturday: Edited some. There 1,134 … More Log April 23-May 9

Yet another log

Saturday, April 16. One hour. I edited another sentence and came up to a total of 1051 words, that is to say, I added 54 words. 800 of these words are firm and very good.Sunday, April 17. Discovered that I don’t like my photocopy of Desde Europa and discovered you can get the whole book … More Yet another log