MAGAZINE OF GARBAGE COLLECTION
Nº 23. YEAR 2000- NOVEMBER, THURSDAY 2
FUSIONED - DIRECTED - WRITTEN AND CORRESPONDED BY: MENASSA 2000
WE DON'T KNOW HOW TO SPEAK BUT WE DO IT
IN SEVERAL LANGUAGES
SPANISH, FRENCH, ENGLISH, GERMAN, ARABIAN, PORTUGUESE, ITALIAN, CATALAN
INDIO GRIS, IS A PRODUCT
OF A FUSION
THE BRIGTHENESS OF THE GREY
THE JARAMA INDIAN
THE FUSION WITH MORE FUTURE OF THE
INDIO GRIS Nº 23
have seen the horizon creak and nothing hid from it. Barren farmer I won’t
fly, I’ll reach no unsheltered place.
must also put an end to my own illusions.
won’t be a fast cyclist any longer.
won’t be any longer the best
centre forward of the world.
won’t any longer be a peasant, nor caster of statues, nor rock, nor worm.
I can open up to the registers of History.
register a piece of land as my own. Something of the thought that can carry my
name during centuries. Something beastly for the ego that irremediably will die.
for the great moments I slowly write what has been.
I can say today that I have also been swallowed by the medical order. They almost kill me before becoming 50. I return comforted by the return.
Stripping myself out of all ruses, the watch too, I could find aspects of my verses which were not understood.
out the direction, life cannot be attained, it can only be lived.
shouldn’t be listened to in their claims.
blank sheet of paper is for me today my best interlocutor.
is always on time and it is never
necessary to explain anything.
respect people’s lives whatever that life might be, but I’ll never again
speak about my life with a terraqueous.
decide in this act to make them believe that I’m one of them, make them
believe that I’m like them.
change everything for everything to remain as it is, if one feels well this way,
isn’t a bad idea.
my case this means to say that I don’t have any need, for the time being, of
leaving anything. I must, that’s true, manage everything in another way. The
question of Buenos Aires, Madrid, Arganda del Rey, Paris, must be treated
exactly the same way as the question of 1,2,3,4 women or the ones who might
bring themselves up to the tone of the verb
To smoke or not to smoke, to gamble or not to gamble, to fuck or not to fuck, are relative things. Desire mustn’t be annihilated, it must be delicately administered.
must confess that I was born heterosexual, virile, in an odd epoch, when nobody
nor nothing knew how that was. I have had to make decisions which were never
made before. In the beginning I thought that it wouldn’t last, but it isn’t
the beginning any more and nobody has discovered me yet.
now it isn’t easy either to live what is
already known, but so is life. If at 50 I want an unknown life, that is the way
of thought, of poetry. Love, hatred, desire, war, peace,
I’ve already known all of it, I can live it by heart, it wouldn’t
cost me a thing to go on doing it. But I only ambition what is new.
war I oppose the magisterial spasm of a terrible dream that once interpreted,
spoke of love.
peace I dedicate this torn verse. I am another civilisation, the Indian poet,
even though I might not end the search of myself, I represent a new way of
of Pleasure/Principle of Reality: What is pleasant won’t be represented any longer, what is real will, even
though it might be unpleasant.
is transformed into discernment. True or false according to imaginary links with
reality and the transforming action arises.
many illusions altered by love. Now I’ll try to start all over again. I hope
to be able to speak words of speech.
have to carry out the work plans without worrying, for the time being, about
what I’ll do with the produce of my work. For the time being I must worry
about my work yielding products.
it is true that I don’t any longer want what is external I have to consolidate
what is internal. That is to say, that I must produce what is external for
believed that if there was less, it was more expensive and better. That was her
used to say – Come love, come to love the stubbornness of my skin, I’m
yours, kill me.
23rd, 1985: I cannot count on her for the time being, I have to know
it, not with her, not with the other one, not…
I tried to study all night and sleep and tiredness
threw me onto the bed before 3 in the morning, I
slept at a stretch until eight in the morning and when getting up I wrote
an unforgettable poem.
only loves her own sex. And when she falls from hysteria she doesn’t either
achieve to become a woman, she is a mad woman who silences everything.
you left, shouted the wretch, all of my time is free, sovereign, haughty. No one
will ever be able to stop my madness of love. I’ll be the lover of the world,
that is what I’ll be. Now that you’re not here, nobody will be able to
resist my charms in full freedom.
of my hours are free, they belong to others. On the verge of belonging to
anybody (you must know) I belong to nobody.
the words and I, do you realise
relation to your writing, I tell you, it won’t go far for the time being. It
is full of feelings and as you should very well know, feelings are always the
past: That unforgettable Our Father prayed in your mother’s arms sucking her
a human being insulted me in the street in front of other human beings and as
the rest of the human beings didn’t say a word, I pretended that I wasn’t
spoken to and my life changed radically. The day after the event I write these
lines, while I’m writing I’m
transforming myself into a writer who dedicates all the time to writing and
that, I imagine, will bring me problems unless I can sharply divide the issue:
Doctor in Madrid, Poet in the World. This way in 50 years time I can retire and
I’ll have a work done and nobody will be able to say that I went through the
becoming 100, other suns will wait for my howls. In becoming 100, rather than
dying I’ll set out to the conquest of new universes and somebody
will still want to set out
with me. For the time being I have to go on writing without
bragging so much about having written.
these circumstances chance denies me. It is as if everything that
should be solved in the next decades, should be done with my work.
Anyway, I have had good ideas for myself. If it is necessary to continue working
a few more decades, it is also true that it will be necessary to live a few more
decades and that is for me good news.
first reality, Lacan says to us, isn’t then a beyond of nomination. What now
we can’t name: the first reality is linked to the act itself of naming. The
first reality is linked to the position of the object in relation to the one who
it names. An eccentric place for the individual and his ghost in relation with
and its infinity exist on one hand and on the other hand the truth of the
individual, the ID. If the individual forms part of this knowledge, he doesn’t
exist any longer as individual. The individual is he who is not included in this
had put the logic of knowledge from which infinite development on one hand,
excludes the individual and on the other hand, grammar that is, by definition,
what introduces the individual to the cost of the realisation of the
will remain by the side of the “Ideal Ego” and desire by the side of the
“Ideal Super Ego”.
could talk about an inter-subjective time, where only hesitation in the other is
what leads us to certainty.
neurotic separates himself from reality or from a fragment of it because it
becomes intolerable for him.
being will not be able to remain as being. I think, I no longer exist. And that
is what is intolerable for the neurotic, too.
is not that in front of the child there is the surface of a mirror that the
child looks at. We have to understand the specular phenomenon within the
problematic of the gaze, and not the gaze from the specular phenomenon. The
causative phenomenon is not in the mirror but in the Other.
must not confuse being looked at with being emptied. Being looked petrifies,
fixes the individual. In the Medusa myth, Medusa petrifies. In Orpheus there is
a conviction for looking. Orpheus turns to look at Eurydice against the
prohibition and she is once more condemned. Sarah fleeing from Sodom and Gomorra
saves herself from the destruction of the cities under the condition of not
turning her head back, because she
violated the prohibition of looking, when she turned her head she was
transformed into a salt statue.
Cain is observed by God’s gaze. Besides we can say that this is Kierkegard’s
theme, the gaze of the other, not the one on the mirror. Even Narcissus lives
the illusion that it is someone else who looks at him.
is fundamental in the experience of the mirror is not that the mirror reflects
one’s own image but the illusion
that someone else is looking back.
look, in Sartre’s sense, discovers the being. The being in itself, uncovers to
me what has already been..
Impenetrable, solid, irreducible.
absolute “is” is death. But it leaves me on the edge of the other being, the
being of freedom, the being for itself, the being that constitutes existence.
For Sartre, in a way, that is negation. Not of the past, not of the whole of
determination, when the determination is understood as coming from the past. As
soon as I remain fixed , existence is under the gaze that petrifies. The
possibility of movement, of freedom, is in acceding to negation or
to remain in that affirmation of “is”, from in-itself, that is like
some way I have to be able to go on. In spite of the deaths and the pain I want
to go on living, I want to go on creating.
I would like not to sacrifice myself for no one. Perhaps this time with the paintings everything will be different. Selling my paintings, selling my verses, selling my soul, to preserve my body a few more decades.
be a psychoanalyst I must stop chatting with people in general and to be
Director of the Psychoanalysis School I must stop talking to prospective
psychoanalysts. Shit! I hope silence doesn’t kill me.
are not analysed, one is who psychoanalyses oneself. It would be wonderful to
defeat myself! How can we think
that we did things well after having done almost everything wrong.
have to be able to regulate my work
so that no one realises that, in reality, I don’t work, that in reality I
psychoanalyse myself all the time.
The Pablo Menassa de Lucía Association – Poetry and Psychoanalysis Lecture Hall announces the decision of the jury corresponding to the Poetry Award its second summons.
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Monday November 13th at 7 PM
in the Central Headquarters of the Universidad Abierta Interamericana
( 951 San Juan Av., Buenos Aires city), Dr Miguel Oscar Menassa,
psychoanalyst of renown trajectory
both locally and internationally, will
receive the Professor Emeritus
The diploma that validates the
discernment will be granted by Dr
Edgardo N. De Vincenzi, Principal of
the U.A.I., in the presence of the
members of the Superior Council of
Dr Miguel Oscar Menassa, Founder
and Director of the Grupo Cero
Psychoanalysis and Poetry School,
will deliver the lecture “Grupo Cero:
Psychoanalysis and Poetry”.
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“This novel is a monument to desire, not to its satisfaction and desire doesn’t fit in moulds norms”
Leopoldo de Luis
“ Menassa transforms eroticism into a real encyclopaedia of sexual relations”.