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Thursday, August 15, 2019

What of the Night?

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 3:05 AM

Excerpts from Log24 on Feb. 19, 2016:

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Double Veil

Filed under: General — Tags: , , — m759 @ 9:48 PM

"If you want to win, you need to know just one thing and not to waste your time
on anything else: the pleasures of erudition are reserved for losers. The more
a person knows, the more things have gone wrong."

— Eco, Umberto. Numero Zero  (p. 9). HMH Books. Kindle Edition. 

"All this notwithstanding, I dreamed what all losers dream, about one day writing
a book that would bring me fame and fortune. To learn how to become a great
writer, I became what in the last century was called the nègre  (or ghostwriter,
as they say today, to be politically correct) for an author of detective stories who
gave himself an American name to improve sales, like the actors in spaghetti
westerns. But I enjoyed working in the shadows, hidden behind a double veil
(the Other’s and the Other’s other name)."

— Eco, Umberto. Numero Zero  (pp. 9-10). HMH Books. Kindle Edition. 

How's this for a double veil, Umberto?

Boeing/Being Meets the Flying Spaghetti Monster . . .

Friday, February 19, 2016

Umberto Eco, 1932-2016

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 9:48 PM

See as well Eddington's "game with four letters" and "BC/AD."

A Watchman for Nolan

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 8:31 PM

The title refers to the Watchman Rorschach in "Go Set a Structure"
and to Christopher Nolan, director of the 2014 film "Interstellar."

"Watchmen"-like art in next Sunday's NY Times Book Review

'Watchmen'-like art in the Feb. 21, 2016, NY Times Book Review

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