Review of All Ears: The Aesthetics of Espionage by Peter Szendy, Translated by Roland Végső
"They might listen if I make no sound."
(Agnes Obel, “Mary,” Citizen of Glass)
The listener crouches behind the text, and though he listens alone, it would not be quite right to say that there is not a sense of timidity in the subtle voyeurism of the act. Reading theory seems so often like this - a listening, perhap...