Re: Pipes?

<from Kristin Switala>

Dear Mani,
You asked about references to Foucault's THIS IS NOT A PIPE. Are
you focusing on art or on language? If you are focusing on language,
then here is some information for you:

nFoucault discusses "calligrams" in THIS IS NOT A PIPE. To fully
understand what a calligram is, you have to understand what a "trope" is
and what a "metagram" is. They are the precursors to the calligram.
Foucault discusses this in his book, DEATH AND THE LABYRINTH: THE WORLD
OF RAYMOND ROUSSEL. Here is a good secondary source on this: A. Villani,
"De la metagrammatologie: Roussel et la
philosophie contemporaine," in RAYMOND ROUSSEL EN GLOIRE. Ed. A.-M.
Amiot. Lausanne: L'Age d'Homme, 1984, pp. 221-243.

I hope this helps. Email me if you have any questions.

Kristin Switala

Email: kswitala@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

On Sat, 25 Mar 1995, Mani Salem-Haghighi wrote:

> Does anybody know about good articles or elaborate references in books to
> Foucault's _This is Not a pipe_? Did anyone ever interview Foucault on
> this topic?
> mani


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