Repetition and difference: a proof of sorts

Michael Melmed


In an homage to Spinoza’s geometrical method the writer attempts to wed this form of writing/thinking with one of poetic vitality and, following one of the piece’s themes, tries to break out of the constraints of a repetitive, obsessional style through, and into, an expressive, poetic associative flow. The writer draws on the ideas of Freud, Bion, and Sartre as well as seemingly mundane earthly phenomena to illustrate the processes and feeling the piece grapples with.


psychoanalysis, literature, philosophy

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