- First page of William Gass' novella Cartesian Sonata, which I ate last night for dinner.
- Read it out loud if you can, if you want.
- That fourth paragraph.
- Gass wrote because he hated.
- Gass reads from Middle C.
- I fail Middle C. I blame me.
- The Inferno That Won't Die.
- Of course I'm glad Roy Moore lost.
- Of course the DNC will take the wrong lesson from Moore's losing.
- Of course what the DNC wants and what I want are opposite.
- UPDATE! On yesterday's election.
- UPDATE! The Predator and the Jokester.
- The great globalization lie.
- UPDATE! Frances's latest, on Trump and Palestine.
- Hiking Joshua Tree.
- 15 things you didn't know about Dr Bronner's soap.
- UPDATE! Review of new Krasznahorkai, book soon in my hands.
- UPDATE! Don Coles - I don't know this poet. My library has none, I've requested some. Anyone recommend a better than other place to start?
- UPDATE! Rave review for Ishmael Reed's Giftmas novel.
- Blood and roses.
- Verlaine is 68 today! This is the Television album you really need to own.
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
I Have the Scruples of a Worn Out Thief
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Dr Hillel Brother's magic soap and Vivid Commentary: in The Haight, circ. 1972, I'd mentioned to a young lady that there was no soap in Her shower stall. After a moment, a had came around the shower curtain holding that plastic bottle with the blue-and-white label. "There," she said. "Something to read."ReplyDelete
Bronner. I said, I said, Bronner, boy. Despise autospell.ReplyDelete
the biographical article about canadian poet don coles which you link to is from "the walrus", a canadian magazine, also mentioned in this snippet years ago at Fafblog!ReplyDelete
It was Lewis Carroll (not his real name) who wrote
"O Oysters, come and walk with us!"
The Walrus did beseech.
"A pleasant walk, a pleasant talk,
Along the briny beach:
We cannot do with more than four,
To give a hand to each."
(from Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There, 1872)
It was Queen Latifah (not her real name) who narrated the 2007 movie Arctic Tale. It's really very interesting once you get over the fact that there is NO singing or dancing in this movie. At all. "Two narratives -- the life cycle of a mother walrus and her calf, and the life of a polar bear and her cubs -- are used to illustrate the harsh realities of existence in the Arctic." Get the DVD, with its bonus features. You will never look at walruses the same way again. (The reality of polar bear life is pretty much what you think, though.)
It was The Walrus Foundation, a registered non-profit charitable foundation, which launched The Walrus magazine in September of 2003 with a straightforward mandate: to be a Canadian general-interest magazine with an international outlook. They are committed to publishing the best work by the best writers from Canada and elsewhere on a wide range of topics for readers who are curious about the world. The most awarded magazine in Canada, it was named Magazine of the Year at the National Magazine Awards in June 2007. The Walrus is a monthly publication of ideas, sophistication, and wit, and a place where readers, writers, and artists meet.