OFF DUTY The Veils of Servility
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There are many ways to wear the veil. Drunk with exhaustion, your eyes could be glazed; next to you, he’s in a stupor, wiped out by what he’s just gone through; she’s been too often demeaned and has invisibilized.
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- 01.Franz Kafka, “Die Prüfung,” in: Nachgelassene Schriften und Fragmente 2, edited by Jost Schillemeit, Frankfurt am Main: S. Fischer, 1992, 327; “The Test,” in: Description of a Struggle, translated by Tania and James Stern, New York: Schocken Books, 1958, 207.Google Scholar
- 02.Ibid., 328.Google Scholar
- 03.Ibid., 208.Google Scholar
- 04.Ibid., 209.Google Scholar
- 05.Ibid., 209/329.Google Scholar
- 06.Ibid., 327.Google Scholar
- 07.Ibid., 207/327.Google Scholar
- 08.I have offered a reading of this poem in relation to the problem of noncognition in: Stupidity, Champagne / London: University of Illinois Press, 2002, 7–10.Google Scholar
- 09.Franz Kafka, Wedding Preparations in the Country and Other Posthumous Writings, with notes by Max Brod, London: Secker and Warburg, 1954, 223. These texts and notes open the dossier on a facet of stupidity that I had not considered before and want to explore here in terms of the largely thematic and conceptual pressures of testing. The reader will forgive me if I have not finished with Stupidity, yes?Google Scholar
- 10.Ibid., 218.Google Scholar
- 16.Ibid., 219.Google Scholar