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Monday, November 5, 2012

For the Hollow Men

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

"Remember, remember the Fifth of November."

Very well. See a post of Nov. 5, 2005, and the related posts
ShadowsCuberCube Partitions, and Cube Review.

Saturday, November 5, 2016

For the Old Guy

Filed under: General — m759 @ 9:48 AM

See "Hollow Men" in this journal.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Pomes Penyeach

Filed under: General — m759 @ 1:00 PM

For the Old Guy:

Monday, October 22, 2012

Halloween Special

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 12:21 PM

IMAGE- 'Two Pillars of Skepticism- Leon Jaroff and Paul Jurtz [sic] Died This Weekend

"Jurtz" is a typo for "Kurtz."

Mistah Kurtz—he dead.

IMAGE- First page of 'The Hollow Men' in Eliot's 'Complete Poems and Plays' (1952)

Saturday, November 12, 2011

For the Old Guy

Filed under: General — m759 @ 12:38 PM

From this journal on Guy Fawkes Day, 2011—

Shadows

m759 @ 7:59 AM

Between the idea
And the reality
Between the motion
And the act
Falls the Shadow

— T. S. Eliot, "The Hollow Men"

This year's Lamont Cranston award goes to…
Norton Dodge, who died at 84 on Guy Fawkes Day.

http://www.log24.com/log/pix11C/111112-NYTobits.jpg

"Professor Dodge and the underground artists
whose work he helped save are the subjects of
a book, The Ransom of Russian Art  (1994),
by John McPhee."

— Margalit Fox in today's New York Times

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Shadows

Filed under: General,Geometry — Tags: — m759 @ 7:59 AM

Between the idea
And the reality
Between the motion
And the act
Falls the Shadow

— T. S. Eliot, "The Hollow Men"

A passage quoted here on this date in 2005—

Douglas Hofstadter on his magnum opus:

“… I realized that to me,
Gödel and Escher and Bach
were only shadows
cast in different directions
by some central solid essence."

This refers to Hofstadter's cover image:

IMAGE- http://www.log24.com/log/pix11C/111105-GEBshadows.jpg

Also from this date in 2005:

IMAGE- www.log24.com/theory/images/GEB.jpg
 
BackgroundYesterday's link Change Logos,
                         
and Solid Symmetry.

Midrash:         Hearts of Darkness.

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Unholy Scripture

Filed under: General — m759 @ 6:06 PM

From The New York Times

4TH NIGHT FREE

NY Times 1:43 PM Jan. 28, 2010-- News of Salinger's death, with ad-- 'Only in Atlantis: 4th night free'

From this journal —

Sunday, November 5, 2006

Twilight Kingdom

“What he cannot contemplate is the reproach of

    … that final meeting
In the twilight kingdom,

when at length he may meet the eyes….”

On “The Hollow Men

” … unless
The eyes reappear
As the perpetual star
Multifoliate rose
Of death’s twilight kingdom”

Related readings from unholy scripture:
 

  The image “http://www.log24.com/log/pix04A/040604-Feeling.jpg” cannot be displayed, because it contains errors.

A.  The “long twilight struggle” speech of JFK

B.  “The Platters were singing ‘Each day I pray for evening just to be with you,’ and then it started to happen.  The pump turns on in ecstasy.  I closed my eyes, I held her with my eyes closed and went into her that way, that way you do, shaking all over, hearing the heel of my shoe drumming against the driver’s-side door in a spastic tattoo, thinking that I could do this even if I was dying, even if I was dying, even if I was dying; thinking also that it was information.  The pump turns on in ecstasy, the cards fall where they fall, the world never misses a beat, the queen hides, the queen is found, and it was all information.”

— Stephen King, Hearts in Atlantis, August 2000 Pocket Books paperback, page 437

C.
  “I will show you, he thought, the war for us to die in, lady.  Sully your kind suffering child’s eyes with it.  Live burials beside slow rivers.  A pile of ears for a pile of arms.  The crisps of North Vietnamese drivers chained to their burned trucks…. Why, he wondered, is she smiling at me?”

— Robert Stone, A Flag for Sunrise,  Knopf hardcover, 1981, page 299

Sunday, November 5, 2006

Sunday November 5, 2006

Filed under: General — m759 @ 8:00 PM
Grail:
The Hermeneutics
of Chance

“… as Genevieve W. Foster has shown in her Jungian analysis, the eyes, the rose, and the star are equivalent to the ‘Grail’ of The Waste Land.”

—  Grover Smith, T.S. Eliot’s Poetry and Plays: A Study in Sources and Meaning. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1956

The Grail also appears in legend as a stone–

From a Nov. 6, 2006, entry in the New Zealand weblog Arcadian Functor:

“Many modern Grail stories have a root in the early romances of von Eschenbach….

They live from a Stone whose essence is most pure. If you have never heard of it I shall name it for you here. It is called Lapsit exillis.

A search on “lapsit exillis” leads to “Cubic Stones from the Sky“…

These stones are often seen as the Holy Grail….

PA lottery Nov. 5, 2006: Midday 804 Evening 008

For 804, see
   8/04 —
The Presbyterian Exorcist
(in part a tribute to
Wallace Stevens).

For 008 and a
“cubic stone,”
see
Christmas 2005.

A poetic connection between the star
  of “The Hollow Men” and Christmas
is furnished by the remarks of
Wallace Stevens linked to in
the previous entry from
  the word “information.”

Sunday November 5, 2006

Filed under: General — m759 @ 12:00 PM

Twilight Kingdom

"What he cannot contemplate is the reproach of

    … that final meeting
In the twilight kingdom,

when at length he may meet the eyes…."

On "The Hollow Men"

" … unless
The eyes reappear
As the perpetual star
Multifoliate rose
Of death's twilight kingdom"

Related readings from unholy scripture:

  The image “http://www.log24.com/log/pix04A/040604-Feeling.jpg” cannot be displayed, because it contains errors.

A.  The "long twilight struggle" speech of JFK

B.  "The Platters were singing 'Each day I pray for evening just to be with you,' and then it started to happen.  The pump turns on in ecstasy.  I closed my eyes, I held her with my eyes closed and went into her that way, that way you do, shaking all over, hearing the heel of my shoe drumming against the driver's-side door in a spastic tattoo, thinking that I could do this even if I was dying, even if I was dying, even if I was dying; thinking also that it was information.  The pump turns on in ecstasy, the cards fall where they fall, the world never misses a beat, the queen hides, the queen is found, and it was all information."

— Stephen King, Hearts in Atlantis, August 2000 Pocket Books paperback, page 437

C.
  "I will show you, he thought, the war for us to die in, lady.  Sully your kind suffering child's eyes with it.  Live burials beside slow rivers.  A pile of ears for a pile of arms.  The crisps of North Vietnamese drivers chained to their burned trucks…. Why, he wondered, is she smiling at me?"

— Robert Stone, A Flag for Sunrise,  Knopf hardcover, 1981, page 299

The image and A, B, C are from Log24 on June 4, 2004.
 

Tuesday, April 8, 2003

Tuesday April 8, 2003

Filed under: General — m759 @ 3:07 PM

Death’s Dream Kingdom

April 7, 2003, Baghdad – A US tank blew a huge statue of President Saddam Hussein off its pedestal in central Baghdad on Monday with a single shell, a US officer said…. “One shot, one kill.”

“When smashing monuments, save the pedestals; they always come in handy.”

Stanislaw J. Lec 

“In death’s dream kingdom….

Between the idea
And the reality
Between the motion
And the act
Falls the Shadow”

— T. S. Eliot, Harvard 1910, The Hollow Men

“A light check in the shadow
is the same gray as
a dark check outside the shadow.”

— Edward H. Adelson, Yale 1974, Illusions and Demos

“point A / In a perspective that begins again / At B”

— Wallace Stevens, Harvard 1901, “The Rock

See also

Shine On, Hermann Weyl.

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