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Saturday, August 31, 2019

Aspects

Filed under: General — m759 @ 10:16 AM

From this journal on All Hallows' Eve 2007

"God demands scrutiny beyond his menacingly comic aspects."

— Harold Bloom on José Saramago's The Gospel According to
Jesus Christ 
 (1991). Saramago was awarded the Nobel Prize 
in Literature in 1998. 

The Hamilton watch from "Interstellar" (2014) —

Monday, April 11, 2016

Combinatorial Spider

Filed under: General,Geometry — Tags: , — m759 @ 1:16 PM

“Chaos is order yet undeciphered.”

— The novel The Double , by José Saramago,
on which the film "Enemy" was based

Some background for the 2012 Douglas Glover
"Attack of the Copula Spiders" book
mentioned in Sunday's Synchronicity Check

  • "A vision of Toronto as Hell" — Douglas Glover in the
    March 25, 2011, post Combinatorial Delight
  • For Louise Bourgeois — a post from the date of Galois's death—

http://www.log24.com/log/pix11B/110715-GaloisMemorial-Lg.jpg

  • For Toronto — Scene from a film that premiered there
    on Sept. 8, 2013:

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Visual Structure

Filed under: General,Geometry — Tags: — m759 @ 8:07 PM

“Chaos is order yet undeciphered.”

— The novel The Double , by José Saramago,
on which the recent film "Enemy" was based

For Louise Bourgeois — a post from the date of Galois's death—

http://www.log24.com/log/pix11B/110715-GaloisMemorial-Lg.jpg

For Toronto — Scene from a film that premiered there on Sept. 8, 2013:

Related material: This journal on that date, Sept. 8, 2013:

"I still haven't found what I'm looking for." — Bono

"In fact Surrealism found what it had been looking for
from the first in the 1920 collages [by Max Ernst],
which introduced an entirely original scheme of
visual structure…."

— Rosalind Krauss quoting André Breton*
in "The Master's Bedroom"

* "Artistic Genesis and Perspective of Surrealism"
(1941),
   in Surrealism and Painting  (New York,
Harper & Row, 1972, p. 64).

See also Damnation Morning in this journal.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Blue Ribbon

Filed under: General — m759 @ 10:00 AM

"I think there's a lot of meritocracy, a lot of blue-ribbon talk here."

– Chris Matthews on President Obama's Tuesday night speech

And here…

Image-- Detail of New Yorker cover 'Finish Line,' double fiction issue of June 14 & 21, 2010
Detail from cover of current New Yorker
in Thursday afternoon's Log24 post

Related material:

Image-- Nobel Prize-Winning Writer Saramago Dies at 87

See also "Saramago" in this journal
as well as his Nobel Prize lecture.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Friday November 14, 2008

Filed under: General — m759 @ 5:24 PM
Ballistics and Faith

From a review of José Saramago‘s new novel, Death With Interruptions:

“The church has never been asked to explain anything,” the cardinal assures the prime minister. “Our specialty, along with ballistics, has always been the neutralization of the overly curious mind through faith.”

Related material:

Sept. 7, 2006- Birthday of Elizabeth I
Sept. 7, 2007- Madeleine L’Engle is Dead
Sept. 7, 2008- From the Finland Station

For some mythology relevant to the first two of these three dates, see “Damnation Morning” and The Big Time. For some non-mythology related to ballistics, faith, and the third of these dates, see Rudy Ratzinger vs. Joseph Ratzinger.

As for the main character
  of Saramago’s novel…

V. is whatever lights you to
 the end of the street
:
 she is also the dark annihilation
 waiting at the end of the street.”

— Tony Tanner, page 36,
 “V. and V-2,” in
 Pynchon: A Collection
 of Critical Essays.
 Ed. Edward Mendelson.
 Englewood Cliffs, N. J.:
 Prentice-Hall, 1978. 16-55.

Happy birthday,
Olga Kurylenko.

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Wednesday October 31, 2007

Filed under: General — m759 @ 8:28 PM
On Time


Anthony Hopkins on time:

"For me time is God, God is time…. I'm fascinated by the fact that we can't grasp anything about time. The magical, supernatural force that is with us every second is time." —Cinema Blend

"For me time is God, God is time. It's an equation, like an Einstein equation." —Washington Square News

A Marxist on time:

"God demands scrutiny beyond his menacingly comic aspects. Primarily, the [Saramago] Gospel 's God is time, and not truth, the other attribute he asserts. Saramago, a Marxist (an eccentric one), and not a Christian, subverts St. Augustine on the theodicy of time. If time is God, then God can be forgiven nothing, and who would desire to forgive him anyway?"

Harold Bloom on José Saramago's The Gospel According to Jesus Christ  (1991). Saramago was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1998.

Related material:

Augustine's Theodicy
and Joyce's Aesthetics,

Today's Sinner
(St. Augustine's Day, 2006),

Happy Halloween.

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