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Friday, January 29, 2016

Pensée

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 11:00 AM

On a stage character named Pascal —

"… the mathematics professor implores Minnie to take
full advantage of her own intelligence and talents,
usually capped off with a non sequitur gift of some kind…."

— Sean T. Collins, " 'I’m better than you, you son of a bitch':
     a review of The Diary of a Teenage Girl: The Play ,
     Comic Book Resources , March 30, 2010

See also, in this  journal, Minnie and The Gift .

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

The Meadow

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 12:00 AM

From Nabokov's The Gift

http://www.log24.com/log/pix11A/110427-ApolloButterflyNabokov.jpg

Click for more about the Pushkin verse.

See also Trevanian + meadow and Congregated Light.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Sunday January 25, 2009

Filed under: General — m759 @ 11:00 AM
Review:
The Maker’s Gift

The Maker's Gift -- Sayers, 'The Mind of the Maker,' and Nabokov, 'The Gift'

Click on image for details.

Friday, January 25, 2008

Friday January 25, 2008

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 4:04 AM

Requiem for a Curator

"There is a pleasantly discursive treatment
of Pontius Pilate's unanswered question
'What is truth?'"

  — H. S. M. Coxeter, 1987,
book introduction quoted
as epigraph to
Art Wars

"I confess I do not believe in time.
I like to fold my magic carpet,
after use, in such a way
as to superimpose
one part of the pattern
upon another."

Nabokov, Speak, Memory
 

http://www.log24.com/log/pix08/080125-Ojo.jpg

Figure by Coxeter
reminiscent of the
Ojo de Dios of
Mexico's Sierra Madre
 

In memory of
National Gallery
of Art curator
Philip Conisbee,
who died on
January 16:

"the God's-eye
 of the author"

 

— Dorothy Sayers,
    The Mind
    of the Maker

  "one complete
and free eye,
which can
simultaneously see
in all directions"

— Vladimir Nabokov,
    The Gift   

A Contrapuntal Theme

Sunday, October 5, 2003

Sunday October 5, 2003

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 5:01 PM

Ado

Born on this date:
Producer Joshua Logan.

March 9, 1975:
Broadway Tribute to Joshua Logan

March 9, 2000:
Is Nothing Sacred?

“Of course there is nothing afterwards.”
Thoughts of a dying man in Nabokov’s The Gift

“There is nothing like a dame.”
— Oscar Hammerstein II, South Pacific

For more on the religious significance of the date March 9, see

Art Wars.

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