". . . But the past does not exist independently from the present. Indeed, the past is only past because there is a present, just as I can point to something over there only because I am here. But nothing is inherently over there or here. In that sense, the past has no content. The past -- or more accurately, pastness -- is a position. Thus, in no way can we identify the past as past." p. 15

". . . But we may want to keep in mind that deeds and words are not as distinguishable as often we presume. History does not belong only to its narrators, professional or amateur. While some of us debate what history is or was, others take it into their own hands." p. 153

Silencing the Past: Power and the Production of History (1995) by Michel-Rolph Trouillot

Saturday, January 19, 2008

El Mundo de Gabriel García Márquez

A freighter on its side, abandoned in the mud. The difference between what Joseph Conrad would make of that, vs. how Gabriel García Márquez would treat it.

The freighter was finally dug out and hauled away a couple of years ago.

1 comment:

Graeme said...

beautiful pictures