Tag Archives: self

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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Things that amuse me #1

To observe myself or others masking (a felt) awkwardness. A lot of this has to do with rhythm and pacing; with temporally/dynamically adhering to established scripts so that we won’t get out of character/line and lose face . When I … Continue reading

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lost in the egochamber

I guess what it all comes down to is the issue of validation. And clinging. And fleeing from emptiness and groundless, meaningless contingence. And stuff like that. We desperately seek validation. Desperately but mainly subconsciously. In the books that we … Continue reading

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tracing actions

Where is the seat of action? I think this is the underlying question one addresses when the phenomenon of agency is at issue. Where is the actual locus of action? Where does it emanate from? Who is the agent? Flicking … Continue reading

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