Susan Stewart from On Longing

The simultaneity of the printed word lends the book its material aura; as an object it has a life of its own, a life outside human time, the time of the body and its voice.

Note how the “printed word” is not “book”. Recall an earlier passage and its vocabulary:

The printed text is cinematic before the invention of cinema

Text, word, book. Body voices? Not quite. It’s the voice of the time of the body.

Note how the time of the body is not the time of the body and its voice.

And so for day 474

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