Credit Where Credit Is Due
Sunday, April 15, 2007 1:23 AM
I mean, seriously...
Saturday, April 14, 2007 10:31 PM
Saturday, April 14, 2007 8:30 PM
Cafe Society Part I -
Jack Torrance at
the Overlook Hotel:
Cafe Society Part II -
Don Imus at The FanHouse,
Friday the 13th:
Cafe Society Part III -
The Bank Dick at
the Black Pussy Cafe:
"Which way to the egress?"
Saturday, April 14, 2007 2:12 PM
Final Arrangements, continued:
Saturday, April 14, 2007 4:30 AM
The Sun Also Sets, or...
John Bartlett (1820–1905),
10th edition, 1919,
Saturday, April 14, 2007 4:06 AM
In the Dreamtime"I sit now in a little room off the bar at four-thirty in the morning drinking ochas and then mescal and writing this on some Bella Vista notepaper I filched the other night.... But this is worst of all, to feel your soul dying. I wonder if it is because to-night my soul has really died that I feel at the moment something like peace. Or is it because right through hell there is a path, as Blake well knew, and though I may not take it, sometimes lately in dreams I have been able to see it? ...And this is how I sometimes think of myself, as a great explorer who has discovered some extraordinary land from which he can never return to give his knowledge to the world: but the name of this land is hell. It is not Mexico of course but in the heart."
-- Malcolm Lowry, Under the Volcano
Friday, April 13, 2007 6:23 PM
| NPR : TV Host Fred Rogers|
Mr. ROGERS: And so his birthday, King Friday's birthday, is always every Friday the 13th. And I hear from people all over the world, you know, it's a joyous ...
Thursday, April 12, 2007 1:09 AM
Wednesday, April 11, 2007 12:00 PM
The Color of Money:
"So amid all the uproar over Imus' remarks and the national discussion over race relations that they ignited, why wasn't he fired?
Stringer and others think that has less to do with relations between blacks and whites than it does with another color.
'The color is green-- if we can tolerate as a society what's just taken place,' she said. 'I don't know how anyone could have heard this and not been offended.'
As one of the country's most popular radio talk show hosts, Imus is the centerpiece of a multimillion-dollar business that would collapse without him.
To get a sense of its size: Advertisers spent $11.3 million last year on his show at just one station, New York's WFAN, according to Nielsen. That accounted for nearly 24% of all the station's ad sales.Sponsors paid MSNBC an additional $8.4 million last year for spots on Imus' show, according to TNS Media Intelligence."
'It has stolen a moment of pure grace from us,' she said.The moment of pure grace was Essence Carson...."
Monday, April 9, 2007 9:00 PM
Matthew 7:20 continued:
Monday, April 9, 2007 7:20 PM
Mathematics and Narrative continued:
Monday, April 9, 2007 1:00 PM
Nine is a Vine
Sunday, April 8, 2007 11:09 PM
ART WARS continued
Sunday, April 8, 2007 11:00 AM
Samuel Beckett on Dante and Joyce:
"Another point of comparison is the preoccupation with the significance of numbers. The death of Beatrice inspired nothing less than a highly complicated poem dealing with the importance of the number 3 in her life. Dante never ceased to be obsessed by this number. Thus the poem is divided into three Cantiche, each composed of 33 Canti.... Why, Mr. Joyce seems to say, should.... the Armistice be celebrated at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month? He cannot tell you because he is not God Almighty, but in a thousand years he will tell you... He is conscious that things with a common numerical characteristic tend towards a very significant interrelationship. This preoccupation is freely translated in his present work...."
-- "Dante... Bruno. Vico.. Joyce," in James Joyce/Finnegans Wake: A Symposium (1929), New Directions paperback, 1972
See also Plato, Pegasus, and the Evening Star.
Sunday, April 8, 2007 12:00 AM
Hollywood Easter (again):
"A disciple of Ezra Pound, he adapts to the short story the ideogrammatic method of The Cantos, where a grammar of images, emblems, and symbols replaces that of logical sequence. This grammar allows for the grafting of particulars into a congeries of implied relation without subordination. In contrast to postmodernists, Davenport does not omit causal connection and linear narrative continuity for the sake of an aleatory play of signification but in order to intimate by combinational logic kinships and correspondences among eras, ideas and forces."
-- "When Novelists Become Cubists: The Prose Ideograms of Guy Davenport," by Andre Furlani
The visitor from Italy may, of course, have instead intended to view
one of the four earlier entries on the page. In particular, the
visitor may have seen
"He looked at the fading light
in the western sky and saw Mercury,
or perhaps it was Venus,
gleaming at him as the evening star.
Darkness and light,
the old man thought.
It is what every hero legend is about.
The darkness which is more than death,
the light which is love, like our friend
Venus here, or perhaps this star is
Mercury, the messenger of Olympus,
the bringer of hope."
-- Roderick MacLeish, Prince Ombra.
At 11:38 PM ET, a visitor from Italy (very likely the 11:34 visitor returning) viewed the five Log24 entries ending at 12:06 AM ET on Sept. 30, 2004.
These entries included Midnight in the Garden and...
A Tune for Michaelmas
The entries on this second visited page also included some remarks on Dante, on time, and on Malcolm Lowry's Under the Volcano that are relevant to Log24 entries earlier this week on Maundy Thursday and on Holy Saturday.
Image courtesy of
When you wish
upon a star...
Saturday, April 7, 2007 12:25 PM
From the Workshop
Friday, April 6, 2007 2:56 PM
For St. Dismas
Thursday, April 5, 2007 2:02 PM
Poetry Month continues...Poets.org -
Wednesday, April 4, 2007 2:02 PM
Phrase and FablePhrase:
Tuesday, April 3, 2007 10:10 PM
ART WARS continued:
|The Lottery 12/9/06 ||Mid-day ||Evening |
|New York ||036 |
for the 36
"square crystal" and "the symbolism could not have been more perfect."
|Pennsylvania ||602 |
Jung's Imago and Solomon's Cube."
|The Lottery 4/3/07||Mid-day ||Evening |
|New York ||115 |
Death Valley and the Fisher King
Happy Birthday, Esther Dyson
Tuesday, April 3, 2007 1:00 AM
"But what is it?"
"We know that it's evil,
but what is it?"
"Yyouu hhave ssaidd itt!"
Mrs. Which's voice rang out.
"Itt iss Eevill. Itt iss thee
Ppowers of Ddarrkknesss!"
-- A Wrinkle in Time
Monday, April 2, 2007 4:00 AM
Continued from last April:
Sunday, April 1, 2007 12:00 PM
A Visitor from France:
Sunday, April 1, 2007 12:00 AM
"Madame, all stories, if continued far enough, end in death, and he is no true-story teller who would keep that from you."
-- Ernest Hemingway,
Death in the Afternoon
Today is both Palm Sunday and April Fools' Day.
"There is never any ending to Paris...."
-- Ernest Hemingway,
A Moveable Feast