edith rothwell

“The sea and language share, as media, a dual function of facilitation and exclusion – an ambivalence that is inherent in any kind of communication.”

“An absolute boundary is tantamount to an absence of boundary; any real boundary is the site of an unresolved tension. This absolute of humanity is in effect – because “absolved” from difference, from the duality of an interior and exterior – an absence of humanity.”


– David Fausset, Translator’s Introduction to The Southern Land, Known by Gabriel de Foigny (1993, Syracuse University Press).

(photograph by me)