Monday, October 17, 2005

Monday October 17, 2005

Filed under: General — m759 @ 1:00 PM


“Critics have compared Mr. Stone to Conrad, Faulkner, Hemingway, Graham Greene, Malcolm Lowry, Nathanael West; all apt enough, but there’s a James T. Farrell, Raymond Chandler, Dashiell Hammett strain as well – a hard-edged, lonely intelligence that sets bright promise off against stark failure and deals its mordant hand lightly. In A Flag for Sunrise (1981), an anthropologist observes: ‘There’s always a place for God. . . . There is some question as to whether He’s in it.'”

—  Jean Strouse on Robert Stone

“When times are mysterious
Serious numbers will always be heard
And after all is said and done
And the numbers all come home
The four rolls into three
The three turns into two
And the two becomes a

— Paul Simon,
    “When Numbers Get Serious,” from
    “Hearts and Bones”  album, 1983

“Hickory Dickory Dock….”

Anonymous folk tune

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