By Paul Ilie
The first quantity of a trilogy approximately aberrant cause and the cognitive fault strains that reveal the discontinuities underlying empirical fact, fault traces which are embedded within the discourses of literature, artwork, social research, biology, and philosophy.
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Similarly, behind the father, there is all the ambiguity of the Jews, who have left their rural Czech milieu to go to the German towns, even if it means being attacked on two sides-a triangle of transformation. All children can understand this; they all have a political and geographic map with diffuse and moving contours if only because of their nursemaids, servants, employees of the father, and so on. And if the father maintains the love and admiration of his son, that's because in his childhood, the father already confronted some of the diabolical powers even if it meant being beaten by them.
I lose my useless head for a moment. "10 Children are well skilled in the exercise of repeating a word, the sense of which is only vaguely felt, in order to make it vibrate around itself (at the beginning of The Castle, the schoolchildren are speaking so fast that one cannot understand what they are saying). Kafka tells how, as a child, he repeated one of his father's expressions in order to make it take flight on a line of non-sense: "end of the month, end of the month"11 The proper name, which has no sense in itself, is particularly propitious for this sort of exercise.
5 What Kafka immediately anguishes or rejoices in is not the father or the superego or some sort of signifier but the American technocratic apparatus or the Russian bureaucracy or the machinery of Fascism. And to the degree that the familial triangle comes undone either in a single term or in its totality to the profit of those powers that are really its driving force, we could say that the other triangles that surge up behind it have something malleable, diffuse, a perpetual transformation from one triangle to another, either because one of the terms or points begins to proliferate, or because the sides of the triangle don't stop deforming.