The happy day school of language

The problem is that, when [Leiris] approaches language, he is unable completely to abandon his belief in its omnipotence; he expects it to provide the revelation that learning to read may once have provided.

»J.B. Pontalis (David Macey, tr.), “Michel Leiris, or Psychoanalysis Without End.” Yale French Studies, no. 81, On Leiris (1992).

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