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Wednesday, April 6, 2005

Wednesday April 6, 2005

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

A Birthday Gift for Barry Levinson
(born April 6, or maybe June 2, 1942)

The following excerpts from page 162*
in three different books
with Catholic backgrounds
may or may not prove useful
to a film director.

 Locution:

Narrative Form

 
162

satires, forgeries, fakes
parody
illocutionary stance
documentary novel
pseudofactual fiction
authorial reading
history of the book

Illocution:

Pocket Catholic Dictionary

162

wisdom (sapientia)
understanding (intellectus)
knowledge (scientia)
fortitude or courage (fortitudo)
counsel (consilium)
piety or love (pietas), and
fear of the Lord (timor Domini

Perlocution:

The Nick Tosches Reader

162

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Never play the pizza man
for a fool
.

The seven items in the list from the

Pocket Catholic Dictionary are from the
definition of “Gifts of the Holy Spirit.”

* The page number 162 may be regarded,
in honor of the late Saul Bellow
(see previous entry), as
Humboldt’s Gift.

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