Day: December 1, 2011

Notions of Incompleteness and Hope: Fragments for Future Appropriation

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Cultural Politics / German / German-Japanese Relations / history and memory / Music / My Publications / Pensee / Sino-Japanese Relations / Tibet / World War II

In his compact yet epic collection of short stories entitled Men Without Women, American writer Ernest Hemingway describes an Italian major who, bereft of a limb and then his wife, puts his broken faith in the new machines.  Hope, after all, has to be garnered in some fashion, even when the missing limbs continue to tingle, when one only wishes to stare out the window, blankly, anticipating an interruption that will never come, the return […]