When you wrote that you never asked a question did you mean you yourself or that others did not ask questions....
I mean I didn't as I knew for one my french, at the time, was weak ~! and secondly it was good to hear
Gilles Deleuze just going on and on.... besides which I had caught on that his questions didn't have to be my own right?
That's the sort of thing you imagine when you are a teenage. By this time I was in my 20's and who cared really anylonger
It was about being a mode of thinking and expression not about quoting someone you didn't like. I liked Tzraa's poems. And that was my business. Not the business of the philosopher.
However, I am free and was always free to write about this and to ask why in a more probing way about the absence in their work of French poets from this period or that period and so and so forth. I mean , he loved Kerouac which was amazing no one in universities , at that time, was writing about Kerouac and the writers of that beat line of movement were they?
As for what was happening in french departments of literature I have no idea,
i'd imagine nowadays the old dada poets and surrealists are pretty much entrenched reading. to what extent I don't know
But I doubt that hardly anyone reads them except for asmall group whatever the numbers are who do read poetry
of any sort