Saturday, December 14, 2013

Bend Sinister

Filed under: General,Geometry — Tags: — m759 @ 12:00 PM

I Ching hexagram 14, box style

Click image for background.
See also related posts.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Bend Sinister

Filed under: General — m759 @ 6:30 AM

This morning's New York Times  obituaries—

These suggest a look at Solving Nabokov's Lolita Riddle ,
by Joanne Morgan (Sydney: Cosynch Press, 2005).

That book discusses Lolita as a character like Lewis Carroll's Alice.

(The Red Queen and Alice of course correspond to figures in
the first two thumbnails above.)

From the obituary associated with the third thumbnail above:

"Front-page headlines combined concision and dark humor." 

The title of this post, Bend Sinister , is not unlike such a headline.
It is the title of a novel by Nabokov (often compared with Orwell's 1984 )
that is discussed in the Lolita Riddle  book.

Related material— The bend sinister found in Log24 searches
for Hexagram 14 and for the phrase Hands-On

IMAGE- Magician's hands on his wand, viewed as a diagonal of a square

Thursday, January 10, 2013

For Your Consideration

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 11:30 AM

From the World Socialist Web Site:

(Click to enlarge.)

Note the bend sinister in the address bar:

Related remarks:

Related music: "Pulled out of San Pedro late one night…"

Thursday, November 8, 2012


Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 11:01 AM

Sean French, in a March 1998 New Statesman
review of a book on Wittgenstein and Hitler,
discusses the author's theory that …

"… the Jew who played the decisive role
in inspiring the Holocaust also played
the decisive role in bringing it to an end.

There is something heroic about this argument
and it would be a good subject for a novel about
the dangers of creating theories out of nothing.
Nabokov should have written it. It is not just
that there are weak links in the theory. There are
no links in the theory."

"Nabokov should have written it."… See Bend Sinister.

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