Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Wednesday October 12, 2005

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 11:00 AM
Don’t Know Much About

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“My card.”

Today’s online New York Times
and Sean Penn and Nicole Kidman
in “The Interpreter”
“Is Heart of Darkness the story of Kurtz or the story of Marlow’s experience of Kurtz?  Was Marlow invented as a rhetorical device for heightening the meaning of Kurtz’s moral collapse, or was Kurtz invented in order to provide Marlow with the centre of his experience in the Congo?  Again a seamless web, and we tell ourselves that the old-fashioned question ‘Who is the protagonist?’ is a meaningless one.”
— Wayne C. Booth, p. 346 in
The Rhetoric of Fiction
as quoted by Paul Wake in
The Storyteller in Chance
The dates of death for the two men
pictured in the Times clipping were
October 9 and October 10.

Log24 entries for those dates contain allusions
to games of chance and games of skill.
See also yesterday’s entry.

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