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art opens the mind to its shared and spectral nature

The actor Dustin Hoffman once said that “in acting you try to admit to more than the lesser crime, you want to get down to the deeper crimes of yourself.” Here is what he comments on this inside the actor’s … Continue reading

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keep it bouncin’

Problems arise because we sentence ourselves to misery as we desperately cling to the periodic: to subjugation, subordination, (and hopefully to) parataxis and endless internal punctuation: unwilling to accept the fact of the stem: that no matter how eloquently we … Continue reading

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Gass, meditation, aesthetics

Reading books like The Tunnel by William Gass or his Cartesian Sonata and Other Novellas may feel a tad taxing for readers who are not ready for the soporific rhythms of their flow. Admittedly, the term ‘soporific’ conveys an ambiguity … Continue reading

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Bill Gass, the aesthetic is no mere stucco

Gass has balls. This is, in a nutshell, what I generally feel when I read William H. Gass. Besides an elegant and extravagant way with words, rather well renowned, Gass has guts. There is a fineness in his expression (which … Continue reading

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the creative momentum

I think it is fairly known that many artists and even thinkers and philosophers tend to describe the creative process they usually engage in in terms that conjure up the image of a kind of passive genesis wherein the artist … Continue reading

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