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jeremy fernando reads, and writes, and is Jean Baudrillard Fellow at the European Graduate School. He works in the intersections of literature, philosophy, and the media; has written nineteen books—including Reading Blindly (2009), Writing Death (2011), Living with Art (2014), and in fidelity (2016)—and has been translated into French, Italian, Japanese, Serbian, and Spanish. Exploring other media has led him to film, music, and the visual arts; his work has been exhibited in Seoul, Vienna, Hong Kong, and Singapore. He is general editor of both Delere Press and the thematic magazine One Imperative and is a fellow of Tembusu College at the National University of Singapore.
a phrase that came to me suddenly, in the middle of nowhere
—as I was reading.
Perhaps even I am always in bed when reading
regardless of where I am; or even, whenever I read, a he that is me but not I (moi, non je) is in bed . . .
let’s call him –remy.
Allowing all the possibilities of reduction to resound in the background.
Where what is left after all the wine has been burnt is –remy
without quite ever being sure if what remains, the remainder, is in the letters, or in the dash; that which can only be seen but not heard, that hides aurally from us but still leaves its mark, perhaps always marks me.
Keeping in mind that dashes quite possibly dash...