1st letter, 09.09. 2013
Seoul, Monday, September 9, 2013
Bukhansan, Seoul, summer 2013
Dear HW, As you know, I decided it a few months ago, during your absence, then you found you away from Seoul for your military training, write to you, to return to a form of the past, the letter, not by nostalgia, by regret for what was, by rejection of texting, but just for the shape I wanted to change somewhat. Texting  is defined as an alphanumeric message length limited.The English term is SMS, short message service. This is what you use as most (young) Koreans today.
I decided there was a few months to write a series of letters to speak to you with brevity of life in Seoul, to let you know a little more my intellectual universe, and to tell you about writing the book on Maestro Lim and Bucheon Philharmonic Orchestra.
Today, the French version of the book is finished, and I know you look forward to the Korean version which I hope will be published first. Today, I am rather idle, which is why I decided to take this series of letters to use, if necessary, those that have already been written to develop a new book project. I do not expect as such answers from you, but any response is welcome. Do not forget that these letters do not belong to the private sphere: they are intended to be published and thus be in the public sphere. In addition, I write these letters to make a little update on myself, our relationship, you also know r since you left the world of childhood into the adult. I will not write these letters to distract you, even if I do not reject any distraction, but so that you can continue to dive into the almost infinite world - almost as it is a finite world, but which gives the impression infinity because of the brevity of life beings is said humans - so you can continue to find pleasure dive into the world (in) finite-text and exercise as much as possible , your own ability to think in order to build you not opinions, but critical perspectives on the world. Tear the world of opinion is not to be trapped by the "like" or "I do not like" Facebook is taking a third way, his way, and expressed as the singularity."The opinion, written Gilles Deleuze (1925, Paris 1995, Paris)  in its essence is the majority will, and already speaks for the majority. "  There are a few months, I made you, young Korean student, under the flags, young longtime friend, my preferred player. I took this decision on Friday, March 1, 2013, Seoul, on the eve of your birthday, then you'd have 22 years. I reiterate this proposal today in Seoul, Monday, September 9, 2013. In writing the expression "Letter to a young Korean student," I can only think of the poet Rainer Maria Rilke (1875, Prague - 1926, Montreux) you probably did not read it.He wrote a series of ten letters in response to a young man he did not know, Franz Xaver Kappus, a cadet at the Military Academy of the AustroHungarian Empire, which had requested in its first letter a review poetry he wrote. "You ask whether your verses are good.You ask me to me. You already asked other. You send them to magazines. You compare them with other poems, and you alarmed when some editors depart your poetic essays.Now (since you have allowed me to advise you) I beg you to give it all.Your eyes are turned to the outside, that is it now that you no longer need
to.Nobody can give you advice or help anyone.There is only one way. In Trez in yourself, find the need that makes you write, consider whether its roots grow deep in your heart. "
And further: "Flee the major issues for those that your daily offer." "Even if you were in a prison, whose walls stifle all noise of the world, would there not you still have your childhood, that precious, this royal wealth, treasure memories?Turn your mind there. " I can only advise you to read with a critical mind, this short book that Rilke wrote when he was only 27 years old. And do not forget that these texts are in a time, place and context that are not yours. You have to be such a party explorer to discover another world. With each letter, I will publish a picture: as you know after medicine, and before studying philosophy, I prepared a graduate degree (Master equivalent) devoted to the photographic image, but I am dedicated much more to the theory than the practice of photography. Today, I propose a view, in the form of a sticker of Bukhansan park as I see it from the south facing balcony of the apartment, the park, which is, as you know, so important for my daily for my walks which I will discuss later. (To be continued)
 The colors. In this letter and in the letters to come, there will be color. The red will be used to emphasize words that could be treated as concepts. Every word in red and could result in a development that could be described as philosophical. I also colorierai proper names in green, some will be unknown.I will use the color blue when I speak of myself.There will also, as you can see footnotes page. It will then be up to you to change this when you will work on the book layout.  I am me, I must say, quite late fed this thought.I remind you that I did a PhD in philosophy, under the direction of RenĂŠ Scherer, the old professor you met, it would be fair to say crossed during your first trip to Paris. This thesis I had devoted to the subject's face in the philosophy of Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari.The latter, I met regularly during a scan, and then in the seminars he organized at his home.This Parisian period was difficult, but extremely challenging in terms of thought and life. I'll talk later about what you do not know, psychoanalysis which was so important to me.In fact, when I was your age, I was sitting on the benches of the faculty of medicine then I aim to become a psychiatrist and psychoanalyst. After leaving medicine at the end of the fourth year, I chose to enroll at the University of Paris 8 (Vincennes-Saint Denis), because of its history and its sulphurous past, also because of if teachers were.My intellectual journey is mainly related to the university and the name SchererHocquenghem, Deleuze-Guattari, and I added that of Jean-Claude Moineau, less publicized, but fundamental for me. I often quote.  Deleuze-Guattari, What is Philosophy? p.139