- By accident, I came upon a note I had made in 1986. It concerned a concept
which is said to be the "crucial concept" put forward by Kikhail Bakhtin:
This is characterized (in my note) as being: "the human tendency to defy all
that purports to be fixed and stable."
Bakhtin's principal idea seems to have been: "A person's mind and language
are the ver-lasting products of his interactions with other people---and thus
with history and society."
Can any of our learned brothers and sisters shed some light on Bakhtin and