Two Lines 25
Unobservable obscenizable. Desire alone knows how to contemplate, desire of lover desire of artist the desire of the engorger, desire of elsewhere.
—from “Nude Enumerated” by Jean-Luc Nancy, translated from the French by Charlotte Mandell
Strip everything away and writing is really just about creating a record—trying to make something permanent out of all this impermanence. As I read the stories and poems in this issue of Two Lines again, I kept coming across characters or speakers who were fighting, as the title of Bradley Schmidt’s translation of Ulrike Almut Sandig’s story succinctly puts it, “Against Disappearance.” —CJ EVANS