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Tuesday, March 4, 2008

The Story of the Body

posted by on March 4 at 13:19 PM

There is a wonderful line in Salt-n-Pepa’s most important contribution to the history of hiphop, “My Mic Sounds Nice”:

“And you know, if I was a book I would sell/Because every curve on my body has got a story to tell.”

Is this not the essence of Barthes’ The Pleasure of the Text? , his “text of bliss (joissance)”? Barthes’ writes: “The pleasure of the text is that moment when my body pursues its own ideas…” The curves, the words, the bliss, the skin, the text, the body, the story, the taste, the idea, the surface, the kiss, the salt. For a book to be great, for a poem to be great, there is “no need to be dressed.” Why? Because “it’s fresh to the flesh.”

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that picture's got me hot...

i really wanna fuck that book!

Posted by ndrwmtsn | March 4, 2008 2:41 PM

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