On The Tower of Babel

Divine prevention of Language connecting to Meaning.

This is the ideal symbol for my purposes - a tower that never was postulated as a tower that was destroyed, a tower that is the symbol for language, a doubly-negated phallologocentrism...

And it has movement/stasis - a simple idea that leads one to logical circlings (how could such a thing be possible? Why would it have been permitted? And so on..) that ultimately lead nowhere. This is very much like a paradox - but not quite. How to put a name on the difference between Kafkan Parable and Paradox?

[The Tower of Babel]






Related Fragments:
Exposé one: Critical Failure
The Failure of Narrativity: Benjamin's Kafka Exposé one: Critical Failure. What are you building?-I want to dig a subterranean passage. Some progress must be made. My station up there is much too high. We are digging the pit of Babel....
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