Friday, January 21, 2005

Hi Rod,

I’m still mulling over your last post on Luke.

So, for the moment, I’d better send you this excerpt I’ve found from Michel Foucalt’s “The Archaeology of Knowledge” –on an e-book on Semiotics I’m currently reading- which refers to the concept of intertextuality.

The frontiers of a book are never clear-cut: beyond the title, the first lines and the last full stop, beyond its internal configuration and its autonomous form, it is caught up in a system of references to other books, other texts, other sentences; it is a node within a network. The book is not simply the object that one holds in one’s hands.

José

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