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Blogging Pound’s The Cantos: Canto LX

Sun, 12 Feb 2017 13:28:22 +0000

This entry is part 45 of 46 in the series Blogging Pound's The CantosThis post is one in a series of readings I’m posting of each poem in Ezra Pound’s The Cantos, a few at a time. The readings are atypical, for reasons made clear in my first post in this series. Also, since the table…(image)



Bruno Overload

Thu, 26 Jan 2017 04:29:31 +0000

This post deals with some recent readings I’ve done on the subject of Giordano Bruno. It’s divided into three parts: Recent Readings covers the books I read, and my reaction to them, with a special emphasis on the system of artificial memory (that is, how Bruno modified the classical art of memory/memory palace system) that was one of…(image)



Blogging Pound’s The Cantos: Canto LIX

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 08:26:37 +0000

This entry is part 44 of 46 in the series Blogging Pound's The CantosThis post is one in a series of readings I’m posting of each poem in Ezra Pound’s The Cantos, a few at a time. The readings are atypical, for reasons made clear in my first post in this series. Also, since the table…(image)



Hothouse (1962), by Brian Aldiss

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 04:04:01 +0000

So, what in the world is going on in Brian Aldiss’ Hugo Award-winning 1962 stories that eventually got collected as Hothouse? Note that I wrote in, not with. I just finished the book the other day, though it took me ages to get through it and that’s given me a lot of time to ruminate on…(image)



More Prodigal News… and a Blowfish in a Pear Tree

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 14:55:36 +0000

With the intensive courses I’ve been teaching, I haven’t had time to reflect much on 2016, or all the stuff that happened last year. (And since today’s my wedding anniversary, I won’t be doing it now.) I’ll have a little time for things like that soon—after my courses end and I get the grades uploaded, sometime next week…(image)