Une phénoménologie introspective de la voix et de l'écoute.
« Voice of Hearing
's key is that it is neither a book about voice nor hearing per se, but about how writing performs the dual-duel operation of assonance and dissonance, Vivian calls it the "unitary interruption" that regulates the gap "between you-my-me and you." There is a sense throughout the book that the me and you are both plural and abstracted, intersected and overlapped, hyphenated and hyperextended.[…] Doubt is constitutive of the project from the onset, from the I-intro, the not-only-I-intro to which I keep returning. Arguably doubt is part of any project, it's just that usually it is veiled, concealed, unspoken, silenced. Throughout this book doubt's rendering is not only made explicit and bare but is considered and examined. One of the conclusions Samuel R. Delany draws in "Of Doubts and Dreams" is that "writing strikes me as a many-layered process, only the top three or four of which have anything directly to do with words." This multi-layering is precisely the process that Vivian initiates, with the caveat that hers is one keen on plunging and dwelling and swirling rather than peeling and revealing and explaining. What Hélène Cixous writes about Lispector's Água Viva
applies here: “Disorientation is the orient of this text.” »
(extraits de l'introduction)
« Contemplative, intricate, here the philosopher Vivian Darroch-Lozowski develops a phenomenology of hearing. Where theorizing is a present-tense action. Where a landscape teaches waiting. Where to be in a body is to gesture to another. Where subjectivity is the transformation of language. Where attention releases nascent energy. Where to hear is also to transform. Where myth is a gate. A close attending to this text, which is also a unicorn, will delicately open the reader's time-sense. »
« “What is on these pages is what I am which is what I have never been”: Vivian Darroch-Lozowski's meditation on coming into being through the act of writing is at once familiar scenario —a narrating of the process of creation— and distinctive unswerving unscrolling improvisation. Its visionary sensibility and self-exegesis and sheer blizzardy accumulation of word, image, observation, and insight attunes to the play of sound in ways that make radical modes of hearing fundamental to its ethos. »
Nouvelle édition de l'ouvrage publié par Sono Nis Press en 1984.
Vivian Darroch-Lozowski est professeur émérite de l'Université de Toronto. Ses écrits et ses travaux visuels couvrent différents genres : universitaire, littéraire, non-fiction créative, livres d'artistes, peinture / dessin et cinéma. Elle est l'auteur de Notebook of Stone, Antarctica Body, Blue Cloud, Surface of the Living World et The Uncoded World. Elle vit à Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan (Canada).