Friday, February 10, 2017

In Memoriam

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 1:22 PM

Harald S. Naess, a professor retired from the University of
Wisconsin-Madison, where he was the local authority on Norway,
reportedly died Sunday in Kristiansand, Norway, where he grew up.
He was 91. His academic specialty was the works and letters of
Knut Hamsun.

See posts from the date of Naess's death now tagged Bewitchment.

See also a Log24 post that mentions Kristiansand.

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Ein Kampf

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

This is from a master's thesis of 1984.

For the source, see "Ein Kampf" in this journal.

An image from the Saturday Night Live  version —

Primitive Principle

Filed under: General,Geometry — Tags: , , — m759 @ 12:20 PM

"Rilke's insistent quest for a purity associated with primitive origins
took a Russian turning, but could also be seen as an extension of
traditions developed in Europe in the modern era. When Balzac
takes a metaphysical look at modern life, he exclaims: 'There is a
primitive principle! . . . .' "

— The late Dore Ashton,
     "Art Critic Who Embraced and Inhabited Modernism"

Putting aside the wild inaccuracy of Ashton's remarks,
the words "modernism" and "turning" suggest a review of

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