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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Hen Scratches

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 1:18 PM

Robert M. Adams on Finnegans Wake 
in The New York Times 
on Sunday, January 18, 1987:

"There is a great passage in the 'Wake' where Joyce — if he was not
just a phantasm in the mind of HCE — appears to address his reader
directly, jocularly and sympathetically:

'You is feeling like you was lost in the bush, boy? You says:
It is a puling sample jungle of woods. You most shouts out:
Bethicket me for a stump of a beech if I have the poultriest
notions what the farest he all means. Gee up, girly!'

For there's a bird in the case, and if we follow her hen scratches,
we may be able to 'pick a peck of kindlings yet from the sack of
auld hensyne.' That's what keeps the 'Wake' fellowship awake at night . . . ."

Not to mention "skreaking and skrittering" —

Monday, October 15, 2018

History at Bellevue

Filed under: General,Geometry — Tags: , — m759 @ 9:38 PM

The previous post, "Tesserae for a Tesseract," contains the following
passage from a 1987 review of a book about Finnegans Wake

"Basically, Mr. Bishop sees the text from above
and as a whole — less as a sequential story than
as a box of pied type or tesserae for a mosaic,
materials for a pattern to be made."

A set of 16 of the Wechsler cubes below are tesserae that 
may be used to make patterns in the Galois tesseract.

Another Bellevue story —

“History, Stephen said, is a nightmare
from which I am trying to awake.”

— James Joyce, Ulysses

Tesserae for a Tesseract

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 8:22 PM

The source —

The Other Side

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 1:00 PM

"As far as I know, there is no escape for mortal beings from time.
But experimental ideas of practical access to eternity
exerted tremendous sway on educated, intelligent, and forward-
looking people in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries,
with a cutoff that was roughly coincident with the First World War.
William James died in 1910 without having ceased to urge
an open-minded respect for occult convictions."

New Yorker  art critic Peter Schjeldahl in the Oct. 22, 2018, issue.

Also in that issue —

For Zingari Shoolerim*

Filed under: General,Geometry — Tags: , — m759 @ 12:19 PM

IMAGE- Site with keywords 'Galois space, Galois geometry, finite geometry' at DiamondSpace.net

The structure at top right is that of the
ROMA-ORAM-MARO-AMOR square
in the previous post.

* "Zingari shoolerim" is from
    Finnegans Wake .

Daily Maro

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 12:08 AM

From a post of May 21, 2004

A comment on that post —

"Oh yeah – MARO means bread in Romani – pretty cool, huh?" 

See also a New Yorker  piece from the Oct. 15, 2018, issue —

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2018/10/15/
is-the-aeneid-a-celebration-of-empire-or-a-critique

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