I once remarked to Eratosthenes : the hallmark of the intellect is that it desires infinity; and since a disk is more infinite than a sphere, the earth must be a disk. And impatiently added : did he not also feel how dreadful it would be once the whole surface of the sphere had been discovered ?

Arno Schmidt, Enthymesis

traduction John E. Woods

There is this longing for the infiniteness of languages and literatures.

There is this limit of the body and the mind, these real or imaginary boundaries.

There is this space to find, this time to seek.

Thanks to translation and public speech of authors, KOSMOPOLIT proposes other ways of interpreting the world.

It is a bet to which you are invited.

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