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Monday, February 3, 2020

Another Opening, Another Show

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Sunday, February 2, 2020

“Krauss, Portman; Portman, Krauss.”

Filed under: General — Tags: , , — m759 @ 12:58 AM

Prominent in the oeuvre  of art theorist Rosalind Krauss, the Klein group
is a four-element group named for Felix Christian Klein.

The Klein Four-Group, illustration by Steven H. Cullinane

It is commonly known as the four-group.
Mathematicians sometimes call this group
"V," for its German name, Vierergruppe .

For those who prefer narrative to mathematics

Friday, January 10, 2020

Jan. 9 Review

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 10:51 AM

“Work as if you were in the
early days of a better nation.”

— God, according to the author of
    1982 Janine

From Carole A. Holdsworth,
"Dulcinea and Pynchon’s V":

Tanner may have stated it best:

“V. is whatever lights you to
 the end of the street:
 she is also the dark annihilation
 waiting at  the end of the street.”

(Tony Tanner, page 36,
 “V. and V-2,” in
 Pynchon: A Collection
 of Critical Essays.

 Ed. Edward Mendelson.
 Englewood Cliffs, N. J.:
 Prentice-Hall, 1978. 16-55).

She’s a mystery
She’s everything
   a woman should be
Woman in black
   got a hold on me

— Foreigner 4

Saturday, December 29, 2018

To the Lighthouse

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 7:30 PM

The release date of "Annihilation" was February 23, 2018.
See also "Snow Games" in this  journal on that date
and, more generally, posts tagged Verwandlungslehre .

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Tuesday June 16, 2009

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 10:00 PM
V.

"Actualmente Maju estudia Publicidad en la Universidad de Ciencias Aplicadas de Lima, es modelo de la agencia Elite Model Management y viaja por varios paises realizando campañas de publicidad, y es imagen publicitaria exclusiva de varias empresas en su país."

Related material: "His and Hers: Something" (Log24 entry last year for the anniversary of the births of John Calvin and of Maria Julia Mantilla.)

See also Andrew Cusack's
weblog for 8:09 PM today–
"The Order of Malta in Peru."
 
“V. is whatever lights you to
 the end of the street:  she is
 also the dark annihilation
 waiting at the end of the street.”
 (Tony Tanner, page 36,  "V. and V-2," in
  Pynchon: A Collection of Critical Essays,
  ed. Edward Mendelson.
  Prentice-Hall, 1978. 16-55).

Friday, November 14, 2008

Friday November 14, 2008

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 5:24 PM
Ballistics and Faith

From a review of José Saramago‘s new novel, Death With Interruptions:

“The church has never been asked to explain anything,” the cardinal assures the prime minister. “Our specialty, along with ballistics, has always been the neutralization of the overly curious mind through faith.”

Related material:

Sept. 7, 2006- Birthday of Elizabeth I
Sept. 7, 2007- Madeleine L’Engle is Dead
Sept. 7, 2008- From the Finland Station

For some mythology relevant to the first two of these three dates, see “Damnation Morning” and The Big Time. For some non-mythology related to ballistics, faith, and the third of these dates, see Rudy Ratzinger vs. Joseph Ratzinger.

As for the main character
  of Saramago’s novel…

V. is whatever lights you to
 the end of the street
:
 she is also the dark annihilation
 waiting at the end of the street.”

— Tony Tanner, page 36,
 “V. and V-2,” in
 Pynchon: A Collection
 of Critical Essays.
 Ed. Edward Mendelson.
 Englewood Cliffs, N. J.:
 Prentice-Hall, 1978. 16-55.

Happy birthday,
Olga Kurylenko.

Saturday, December 10, 2005

Saturday December 10, 2005

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Roger Shattuck, Scholar, Is Dead at 82

In his honor, some excerpts from previous entries:

Wednesday, January 19, 2005

I just subscribed to The New York Review of Books online for another year,
prompted by my desire to read Roger Shattuck on Rimbaud….

"How did this poetic sensibility come to burn so bright?"

The Shattuck piece is from 1967, the year of The Doors' first album.

(See Death and the Spirit, Part II.)

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The photo of Nicole Kidman
is from Globe Song
(Log24, Jan. 18, 2005).

The Times says Shattuck died
on Thursday (Dec. 8, 2005).

Here, from 4:00 AM on the
morning of Shattuck's death,
is a brief companion-piece
to Eight is a Gate:

Four is a Door:

From Carole A. Holdsworth,
Dulcinea and Pynchon's V:

Tanner may have stated it best:

“V. is whatever lights you to
 the end of the street:
 she is also the dark annihilation
 waiting at the end of the street.”

(Tony Tanner, page 36,
 "V. and V-2," in
 Pynchon: A Collection
 of Critical Essays.

 Ed. Edward Mendelson.
 Englewood Cliffs, N. J.:
 Prentice-Hall, 1978. 16-55).

She's a mystery
She's everything
   a woman should be
Woman in black
   got a hold on me

Foreigner 4

She's in midnight blue,
 still the words ring true;
woman in blue
got a hold on you.

Thursday, December 8, 2005

Thursday December 8, 2005

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 4:00 AM
Working Backward

"Death itself would start
working backward."

— Aslan in
The Chronicles of Narnia 

"'Memory is non-narrative
and non-linear,'
Lin said of the work….
'People say,
"How do you read this?"
Any way you want.'"

— Maya Lin in
The Harvard Crimson,
Friday, Dec. 2, 2005

"Work as if you were in the
early days of a better nation."

— God, according to the author of 1982 Janine

From Carole A. Holdsworth,
"Dulcinea and Pynchon's V":

Tanner may have stated it best:

“V. is whatever lights you to
 the end of the street:
 she is also the dark annihilation
 waiting at the end of the street.”

(Tony Tanner, page 36,
 "V. and V-2," in
 Pynchon: A Collection
 of Critical Essays.

 Ed. Edward Mendelson.
 Englewood Cliffs, N. J.:
 Prentice-Hall, 1978. 16-55).

She's a mystery
She's everything
   a woman should be
Woman in black
   got a hold on me

Foreigner 4

Monday, August 26, 2002

Monday August 26, 2002

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 11:59 PM

Meditation on the Dark Lady:

Doble-V + Doble-V = W.W.

 

From Carole A. Holdsworth, Dulcinea and Pynchon’s V:

Tanner may have stated it best:

“V. is whatever lights you to the end of the street: she is also the dark annihilation waiting at the end of the street.”

(Tony Tanner, page 36, “V. and V-2.” in Pynchon: A Collection of Critical Essays. Ed. Edward Mendelson. Englewood Cliffs, N. J.: Prentice-Hall, 1978. 16-55).

W. W.

W.W.

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