Friday, June 9, 2006

Friday June 9, 2006

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Ursprache Revisited

"Rilke's poems operate at this balancing point between openness and closure, between centripedal and centrifugal motion, the poem being all symbol and being all object.  Rilke developed the inwardness of poetry begun in Baudelaire and refined in Mallarmé into new depths of self-referentiality.  Verinnerlichung was the term for this transmutation from outer to inner…."

Rainer Maria Rilke: Life and Work,
    by Jeremy Robinson

For a symbol of
see a figure from
April 5, 2005:

(Skewed Mirrors
Sept. 14, 2003)

Related material: Herbert Silberer on Verinnerlichung in Problems of Mysticism and the Log24 entry Figures of Speech of 10 AM Wednesday, June 7– the date of death of theatrical agent Howard Rosenstone.  See also the work of playwrights Donald Margulies and William Finn, clients of Rosenstone.

For Margulies, see a review of "Brooklyn Boy"

"It's like stringing beads on a necklace. By the time the play ends, you have the whole necklace. But it's not like a typical play, where you know where you're going at the end of Act I. In this case, you'll learn something in one scene that will make you realize Eric was lying in a previous scene.  And the play is partly about the lies we tell each other, the lies we tell ourselves and the identity we project to other people." — Actor Robert Gomes

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For Finn, see
"Finn, again!"
— James Joyce  

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