Sunday, October 4, 2020

The Language of Flowers

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For Enola Holmes

“Speak softly and carry a big pistil.”

Related musical remarks — The Crooning.

Thursday, October 1, 2020

Hillman on Perception

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James Hillman

“The kind of movement Olson urges is an inward deepening of the image,
an in-sighting of the superimposed levels of significance within it.
This is the very mode that Jung suggested for grasping dreams —
not as a sequence in time, but as revolving around  a nodal complex.”

See also posts tagged The Well.

Well, which is it, Hillman?  Superimposing or revolving?

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

“Hear Me Roar” — The Late Helen Reddy

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See also Vox Lux  in this  journal.

Sunday, September 27, 2020

Hex Witch

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The new Netflix film “Enola Holmes” is from a book by Nancy Springer.
Also by Springer:

See that title in this journal.

Entertainment News

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Remarks on Gordon Baker’s Death Day*

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* Baker was a writer on philosophy.
See a memorial by the Harvard Class of 1960.


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Gleaming the Cube

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From a search in this journal for “Paradise of Childhood” —

Page from 'The Paradise of Childhood,' 1906 edition

Thursday, September 24, 2020

Ludwig Wittgenstein, P.I.  . . .

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Continued from August 21.

This post was suggested by a Sept. 24, 2020, article at CrimeReads.com
by Philip K. Zimmerman —

The Philosopher and the Detectives:
Ludwig Wittgenstein’s Enduring Passion
for Hardboiled Fiction.”

Cubed:  Images from 2007 and 2015 —

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Daniel Dennett in his office

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Recently Acquired Kindle Books

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Related Log24 remarks:

Yoda Quilts and posts now tagged Central Myth.

Related remarks elsewhere:

“In The Uncanny  Nicholas Royle defined Freud’s Unheimlichkeit
and the experience of an ‘unreal reality’ as ‘another thinking of
beginning’. But if we are to take him at his word, ‘the beginning
is already haunted’ and we may wish to interpret his debut novel
Quilt  as spectrally haunted by the critic’s earlier theory. The essay,
which is structured telephonically, since it refers both to Royle’s
view of literature as telepathy (i.e. another form of ‘tele-‘) and the
beginning of the novel, reads Quilt  from its ‘Afterward’, to unveil
two main ghosts haunting Royle’s novel: that of Jacques Derrida
and that of James Joyce.”

—Arleen Ionescu, abstract of a 2013 essay on Royle’s Quilt .

Friday, September 4, 2020

Vox Lux

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An illustration from the Vox  article

Another approach to Nolan theory —

Or Matt Helm by way of a Jedi cube.

Monday, August 17, 2020

Vampire Workday

Filed under: General — Tags: , , — m759 @ 1:37 PM

The image below explains the origin of Kate Beckinsale’s
“Big Duck Energy” Instagram post from last night.

See also Vox Lux in this  journal.

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Shadows: Endgame

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IMAGE- Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

'You know my methods' image

Saturday, April 6, 2019

The Seligman Method

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Earlier . . .

'You know my methods' image

Thursday, March 14, 2019


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Jude Law and a image from a 2013 film
by Lars von Trier starring Stacy Martin:

'You know my methods' image

Friday, October 26, 2018

From the “Dumpster Fire” School of Criticism

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Friday, June 16, 2006

Friday June 16, 2006

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For Bloomsday 2006:

Hero of His Own Story

“The philosophic college should spare a detective for me.”

Stephen Hero.  Epigraph to Chapter 2, “Dedalus and the Beauty Maze,” in Joyce and Aquinas, by William T. Noon, S. J., Yale University Press, 1957 (in the Yale paperback edition of 1963, page 18)

“Dorothy Sayers makes a great deal of sense when she points out in her highly instructive and readable book The Mind of the Maker that ‘to complain that man measures God by his own measure is a waste of time; man measures everything by his own experience; he has no other yardstick.'”

— William T. Noon, S. J., Joyce and Aquinas (in the Yale paperback edition of 1963, page 106)

Related material:

  • Dorothy Sayers and Jill Paton Walsh
  • Jill Paton Walsh‘s detective novel A Piece of Justice (1995):
    “The mathematics of tilings and quilting play background
    roles in this mystery in which a graduate student attempts
    to write a biography of the (fictitious) mathematician
    Gideon Summerfield. Summerfield is about to posthumously
    receive the prestigious (and, I should point out, also fictitious)
    Waymark Prize in mathematics…but it soon becomes clear
    that someone with evil intentions does not want the student’s
    book to be published!
    By all accounts this is a well written mystery…the second by
    the author with college nurse Imogen Quy playing the role of
    the detective.”
    Mathematical Fiction by Alex Kasman,
    College of Charleston


St. Thomas Aquinas

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