Monday, March 21, 2016

Cut Short: Requiem for a Frankfurter

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Just a lying rhyme for seven!
— Playwright Tom Stoppard on Heaven

" 'Heaven lies about us in our infancy!' wrote William Wordsworth, one of Geoffrey Hartman’s beloved Romantics….

For Hartman, in 2010 proclaimed by his Yale colleague Paul Fry to be 'arguably the finest Wordsworth critic who has ever written,' those lines from 'Ode on Intimations of Immortality from Recollections of Early Childhood' must have been especially bittersweet. His own childhood had been cut short; born in Frankfurt in 1929…."

— "Remembering Geoffrey Hartman —
Wordsworthian, Critic and Holocaust Scholar,"
by Talya Zax today at Forward.com


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From the 1984 New Orleans film Tightrope


This post was suggested by the late Yale literary critic
Geoffrey Hartman, who reportedly died on March 14.

" 'Interpretation is like a football game,' Professor Hartman
wrote in 'The Voice of the Shuttle,' a 1969 essay." 

A 2016 obituary by Margalit Fox

Sunday, March 20, 2016


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"Where indeed might the literary scholar expect to find, 
if not in literature, the measure  of modern thought?"

— "Ruins of the Ogdoad," by Michael Keefer

"Seven is Heaven, Eight is a Gate, Nine is a Vine."

— Mnemonic rhyme; author anonymous

Thursday, March 17, 2016

The Frankfurter Legacy

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

Detail of images from this evening's Harvard Crimson
(click for a wider view) —

Click either image below for some backstory.

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Amy Schumer and Seth Rogen form the Bud Light Party in 2016 Super Bowl commercial

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

… and Chill

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 7:45 PM


On the 2016 film 'Sausage Party'

Related comedy for Saturday Night Live fans,
from a March 12 Washington Post  story

Tweet on 'Sausage Fest' chant'

Monday, March 14, 2016

Lead Bun

Filed under: General — Tags: , , — m759 @ 5:40 PM

On the new animated film "Sausage Party" —

" our lead bun is voiced by Kristen Wiig."

Of course.


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