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Beauty, Heredity, Health

Sina QueyrasRooms: women, writing, Woolf I like how this sentence ripples: Coping mechanisms are handed down, as well as literary strengths – they are not always the healthiest, but they often have beauty. And so for day 311926.06.2015

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Rolled Not Folded

John Ota“Gamble House Kitchen”The Kitchen: A journey through history in search of the perfect design Stacked underneath the end counters are wide drawers containing tablecloths rolled to prevent creasing. I make a note of this excellent tip. And so for … Continue reading

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Discursive Dislocations

Leo Bersani“Representation and Its Discontents”in Allegory and Representation ed. Stephen Greenblatt (150-151). Sexuality would be that which is intolerable to the structured self. [… commentary on Jean Laplanche Life and Death in Psychoanalysis … ] Sexuality would be desire satisfied … Continue reading

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Beyond Ending

David RakoffLove, Dishonor, Marry, Die, Cherish, Perishwith illustrations by Seth Accomplished on many fronts: a novel in verse. A novel weaving the delicate impingement of characters across plot lines, little tricks of narration fostering in the reader a knowingness about … Continue reading

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Parental Guidance

Rated PG for elements of exaggerated meanness and ridicule, and for some mild language Motion Picture Association of America Rating for Matilda The movie based on the novel by Roald Dahl has indeed not only exaggerated meanness but also lots … Continue reading

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Beyond Mere Description

Gillian Sze“The Hesitant Gaze”quiet night think Ekphrasis is not only to compose a text inspired by the artwork itself, but also to be carried off by the uncontainable surge of memory and affect, judgment and speculation. Teasing out what might … Continue reading

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Observing Details

Dr. Selia Karsten’s Course“Holistic Approaches to Information Technology” http://astralsite.com/5011/ Note that the top banner graphic doesn’t link every machine to the same network. There are breaks. (for me this represents the space for the human to be the connecting agent … Continue reading

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O

First line of Lisa Robertson’s Boat: Day o pens That spacing reminds me of one of the topics of Robertson’s Nilling (The Story of O). There Robertson opens: I open the codex; with skirty murmur, commodiousness arrives. And a few … Continue reading

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Cryptic Notes on Energy Transfers and Transduction

If the hunger for stories is not to lead to mere accumulation, dépense. Retelling in some circles appears as just another form of appropriation. Expenditure results in transmutations. And so for day 309603.06.2015

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Sonorous Swoon

A telling paratext … Finnegans Wake was another intimidating work singled out by Caedmon. According to the album’s liner notes, speech acts as both “concert” and “crutch” in helping readers to appreciate Joyce’s linguistic sonority: “With a work like Finnegans … Continue reading

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