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Sunday, September 29, 2019

Dominus Illuminatio (from the Oxford motto)

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 10:01 AM

Related literary remarks — Raiders of the Lost Birthday.

Sunday, September 6, 2020

Logo Detail

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 2:06 PM

This is part of a publishers‘ logo —

See as well this  journal on the date of Kaufmann’s death:

Saturday, September 5, 2020

For Witch Wannabes

Filed under: General — m759 @ 12:00 AM

Part I — From a TV series released in the UK on Sept. 14, 2018 —

Pages scattered by the wind magically reassemble
at an Oxford witch’s command:

Part II — Images on a book cover from a Log24 search for “Dominus

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Part III — From Log24 on the “Witches” release date

Warburg at Cornell U. Press

In this Cornell page, Gombrich discusses images symbolizing sin.

What sort of sin is symbolized by the above time-reversal scene
in “Discovery of Witches” and by such scenes in the new film “Tenet,”
the reader may decide.

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Discourse

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 2:04 PM

(Continued)

"No puzzle has exercised more fascination
upon writers interested in the history of mathematics."

— Sir Thomas Little Heath, quoted by Mark Dominus in
his journal "The Universe of Discourse" on January 22, 2009.

If synchronicity is admitted to the universe of discourse,
a post in this  journal on that same date may be of interest.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Soul and Spirit

Filed under: General,Geometry — Tags: , — m759 @ 9:29 PM

This morning's post, "Shining," gave James Hillman's 1976 remarks
on the distinction between soul  and spirit .

The following images may help illustrate these concepts.

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The distinction as illustrated by Jeff Bridges —

Soul

http://www.log24.com/log/pix11/110110-CrazyHeart225.jpg

Spirit

http://www.log24.com/log/pix11/110111-BridgesObadiahSm.jpg

The mirror has two faces (at least).

Postscript from a story, "The Zahir," in the Borges manner,
  by Mark Jason Dominus (programmer of the quilt designs above)—

"I  left that madhouse gratefully."

Dominus is also the author of…

http://www.log24.com/log/pix11/110111-HigherOrderPerl.gif

Click for details.

Friday, August 2, 2002

Friday August 2, 2002

Filed under: General — m759 @ 3:24 PM

Double Day… August 2, 2002

“Time cannot exist without a soul (to count it).” — Aristotle

The above quotation appears in my journal note of August 2, 1995, as an  epigraph on the reproduced title page of The Sense of an Ending, by Frank Kermode (Oxford University Press, 1967).

August 2, 1995, was the fortieth anniversary of Wallace Stevens’s death. On the same date in 1932 — seventy years ago today — actor Peter O’Toole was born.  O’Toole’s name appears, in a suitably regal fashion, in my journal note of August 2, 1995, next to the heraldic crest of Oxford University, which states that “Dominus illuminatio mea.”  Both the crest and the name appear below the reproduced title page of Kermode’s book — forming, as it were, a foundation for what  Harvard professor Marjorie Garber scornfully called “the Church of St. Frank” (letters to the editor, New York Times Book Review, July 30, 1995).

Meditations for today, August 2, 2002:

From page 60 of Why I Am a Catholic, by Gary Wills (Houghton Mifflin, 2002):

“Was Jesus teasing Peter when he called him ‘Rocky,’ naming him ab opposito, as when one calls a not-so-bright person Einstein?”

From page 87 of The Third Word War, by Ian Lee (A&W Publishers, Inc., New York, 1978):

“Two birds… One stone (EIN STEIN).”

From “Seventy Years Later,” Section I of “The Rock,” a poem by Wallace Stevens:

A theorem proposed between the two —

Two figures in a nature of the sun….

From page 117 of The Sense of an Ending:

“A great many different kinds of writing are called avant-garde…. The work of William Burroughs, for instance, is avant-garde.  His is the literature of withdrawal, and his interpreters speak of his hatred for life, his junk nihilism, his treatment of the body as a corpse full of cravings.  The language of his books is the language of an ending world, its aim… ‘self-abolition.'”

From “Today in History,” by The Associated Press:

“Five years ago:  ‘Naked Lunch’ author William S. Burroughs, the godfather of the ‘Beat generation,’ died in Kansas City, Mo., at age 83.”

Part of the above statement is the usual sort of AP disinformation, due not to any sinister intent but to stupidity and carelessness.  Burroughs actually died in Lawrence, Kansas. For the location of Lawrence, click on the link below.  Location matters.

http://www.mapquest.com/

From page 118 of The Sense of an Ending:

“Somewhere, then, the avant-garde language must always rejoin the vernacular.”

From the Billie Holiday songbook:

“Good mornin’, heartache.”

From page 63 of The New Yorker issue dated August 5, 2002:

“Birthday, death-day — what day is not both?” — John Updike

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