RÓBERT GÁL is a writer and editor based in Prague. He is the author of several books of aphorisms, fiction, and philosophical fragments, including Naked Thoughts (Black Sun Lit, 2019), Agnomia (Dalkey Archive Press, 2018), On Wing (Dalkey Archive Press, 2015), and Signs & Symptoms (Twisted Spoon Press, 2003).
[E]choing Theodor Adorno's Negative Dialectics, Gál writes of a permanent gap between concept and thing. We never know the world as it is. More generally, [he] expresses an ontology of becoming, of a world of movement and change, where even "the expected comes unexpectedly".
In our millennium, a time of reduction and minimization, the aphorism has rightly returned. Its master is Róbert Gál.