Wednesday, April 6, 2005

Wednesday April 6, 2005

Filed under: General — m759 @ 12:00 PM

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.


Narrative Form


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


Pocket Catholic Dictionary


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


The Nick Tosches Reader


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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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