The philosopher’s voice: Index n.18

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18. The body’s simply a soul. A soul, wrinkled, fat or dry, hairy or callous, rough, supple, cracking, gracious, flatulent, iridescent, pearly, daubed with paint, wrapped in muslin or camouflaged in khaki, multicoloured, covered with grease, wounds, warts. The soul is an accordion, a trumpet, the belly of a viola.

From Fifty-eight Indices on the Body (Corpus), Jean-Luc Nancy. New York, Fordham University Press, 2008.

18. Le corps est simplement une âme. Une âme ridée, grasse ou sèche, poilue ou calleuse, rêche, souple, craquante, gracieuse, flatulente, irisée, nacrée, peinturlurée, couverte d’organdi ou camouflée en kaki, multicolore, couverte de cambouis, de plaies, de verrues. C’est une âme en accordéon, en trompette, en ventre de viole.

From 58 Indices sur le corps et Extension de l’âme. Éditions Nota bene, Québec, 2004.

18. Il corpo è semplicemente un’anima. Un’anima rugosa, grassa o secca, pelosa o callosa, ruvida, elastica, croccante, graziosa, flatulenta, iridata, madreperlacea, sgargiante, coperta d’organza o mimetizzata in cachi, multicolore, coperta di morchia, di piaghe, di verruche. È un’anima a fisarmonica, a trombetta, a pancia di viola.

From Jean-Luc Nancy Indizi sul corpo. Ananke Edizioni, Torino, 2009

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