What is important, it seems to me, is not so much to defend a culture whose existence has never kept a man from going hungry, as to extract, from what is called culture, ideas whose compelling force is identical to that of hunger.

 – Antonin Artaud

[As quoted in Paul Auster’s The Art of Hunger, Sun & Moon Press, Los Angeles, 1992]

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