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Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Nexus

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 7:16 PM

Midrash

The adding machine, a reference to William S. Burroughs,
links to a web page based on a 1938 passage by John O’Hara.

 

Tuesday, February 9, 2021

On Location

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 11:02 PM

Above: a 1965 film.

A setting for Daisy Clover:
Room 15 at the Grope ’n’ Feel Motel —

Five miles north of Big Snake

Above: a 1970 novel.

Above: a 1991 film.

Thursday, January 8, 2004

Thursday January 8, 2004

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 4:23 PM

Natasha’s Dance

“… at the still point, there the dance is….”

“… to apprehend
The point of intersection of the timeless
With time, is an occupation for the saint…. “

— T. S. Eliot, Four Quartets

It seems, according to Eliot’s criterion, that the late author John Gregory Dunne may be a saint.

Pursuing further information on the modular group, a topic on which I did a web page Dec. 30, 2003, the date of Dunne’s death, I came across a review of Apostol’s work on that subject (i.e., the modular group, not Dunne’s death, although there is a connection).  The review:

“A clean, elegant,
absolutely lovely text…”

Searching further at Amazon for a newer edition of the Apostol text, I entered the search phrase “Apostol modular functions” and got a list that included the following as number four:

Natasha’s Dance:
A Cultural History of Russia
,

which, by coincidence, includes all three words of the search.

For a connection — purely subjective and coincidental, of course — with Dunne’s death, see The Dark Lady (Jan. 1, 2004), which concerns another Natasha… the actress Natalie Wood, the subject of an essay (“Star!“) by Dunne in the current issue of the New York Review of Books.

The Review’s archives offer another essay, on science and religion, that includes the following relevant questions:

“Have the gates of death
been opened unto thee?
Or hast thou seen the doors
of the shadow of death?”

From my December 31 entry:

In memory of
John Gregory Dunne,
who died on
Dec. 30, 2003
:

For further details, click
on the black monolith.

Thursday, January 1, 2004

Thursday January 1, 2004

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 3:36 PM

The Dark Lady

“… though she has been seen by many men, she is known to only a handful of them.  You’ll see her — if you see her at all — just after you’ve taken your last breath.  Then, before you exhale for the final time, she’ll appear, silent and sad-eyed, and beckon to you.

She is the Dark Lady, and this is her story.”

Mike Resnick

“… she played (very effectively) the Deborah Kerr part in a six-hour miniseries of From Here to Eternity….”

John Gregory Dunne on Natalie Wood
in the New York Review of Books
dated Jan. 15, 2004

Very  effectively.

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