will focus: F. Viatte, "Weaving a Rope of Sand." Yale French Studies #89 (1996). "According to some...at the moment of its creation, (the primordial Torah) appeared as a series of letters not yet joined up in the form of words. For this reason, in the Torah rolls there appear neither vowels, nor punctuation, nor accents; for the original Torah was nothing but a disordered heap of letters. Furthermore, had it not been for Adam's sin, these letters might have been joined differently to form another story." U. Eco, The Search for the Perfect Language. Oxford, UK., 1995.

one does not know: "The unthought (whatever name we give it) is not lodged in man like a shriveled-up nature or a stratified history; it is, in relation to man, the Other: the Other that is not only a brother, but a twin, born, not of man, nor in man, but beside him and at the same time, in an identical newness, in a unavoidable duality." M. Foucault, The Order of Things: An Archaeology of Human Sciences. New York, 1970. p.xxiv.

religion advances: A. Lingis, "Chichicastenango." In, C.B. Gill, Editor, Bataille: Writing the Sacred. London, 1995. "When people wish to associate themselves with powerful forces in their cosmos (birds, for example) they do not make realistic masks but instead take parts of birds, such as bones and feathers, and wear these." R. Lewin, The Origin of Modern Humans. New York, 1993.

anticipation vaults: "Monsters, by inhabiting the gap between exclusive zones of intellectual or social meaning, deliver a threat to the zones' integrity, or, more precisely, to the assumption that such zones can be delimited in the first place. In other words, monsters expose classificatory boundaries as fragile by always threatening to dissolve the border between other and same, nature and culture, exteriority and interiority." M. Uebel, "Unthinking the Monster: Twelfth-Century Responses to Saracen Alterity." In, J.J. Cohen, Editor, Monster Theory. Minneapolis, MN., 1996. p.266.