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Saturday, February 4, 2012

Office Visit

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 2:03 AM

From the screenplay of "The Number 23"—

INT. NATHANIEL'S INSTITUTE, STAIRWELL – NIGHT

Agatha climbs a dark staircase. Layers of dust

testify to years of neglect.

INT. 3RD FLOOR CORRIDOR – CONTINUOUS

Agatha finds ROOM 318. A rusting door plaque reads,

"DR. SIRIUS LEARY, M.D. PSYCHIATRY."

For related material, see "Leary + Cuernavaca" and "Prime Cut."

Happy belated 2/3 birthday to Walter Sparrow.

Related material— Two other occurrences of "318" in this journal—
in another horror story, "The Sweet Smell of Avon,"
and in a quote from the Feast of St. Nicholas, 2010

"When Novelists Become Cubists," by Andre Furlani—

"A symbol comes into being when an artist sees that
it is the only way to get all the meaning in.
Genius always proceeds by faith" (312).

The unparaphrasable architectonic text
"differs from other narrative in that the meaning
shapes into a web, or globe, rather than along a line" (318).

[The references are to page numbers in
 Guy Davenport's The Geography of the Imagination .]

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