Adventures in Note Taking, Phrase Hunting, Philosophy & French

Albert Camus Myth of Sisyphus

Fundamental question of philosophy, to live or not. What is called a reason for living is also an excellent reason for dying — To run the risk, a passion, allegiance, faith, zeal — to point of death becomes equiv to intensification: a passion of living. Willingness…

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Discussing Density

Camus mentions density Ran across in Camus a discussion that includes observations on density, on the notion of thoughts or a visual modality being dense. Density is a big thing for me. Some of us experience life as density, as befit with density. Camus assigns discovering…

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Free Writing & Fast Drawing

9.13.20 Working thru rot divide or unmodify —  quiet here as mouse house with faust. Today — peace and gud tidings — mine only true one absolute weather support the work to find its own destiny in la langue — was strange to be fat way…

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Happy (en)Trails with Fodder Shakespeare

Phrase hunting with The William. A collection of spirit walking phrases from the Shakespeare Lexicon. A Complete Dictionary of All the English Words, Phrases and Constructions in the Works of the Poet, Vol 1 & 2. Alexander Schmidt, LL. D. (1902). Revised and enlarged by Georage…

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Index for Nick Cave’s The Red Hand Files

theredhandfiles.com Latest on Top 117 Do you enjoy magic? Card tricks, stage illusions, that kind of thing. 116 Nina Simone once said: Freedom means having no fear. Sometimes on stage, she added, she would reach that kind of state. How do you free yourself from fear?…

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Issues in Meta-Fiction and Free Writing

9.23.20 Raisin Furry I pay for ghost of the dead — feels like — with everything. My life is their life. It fathoms itself a sickness. Beauty nestles in it with hunger and death. It is a sickness. My battle with Burroughs on birth control. Burroughs…

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Slavoj Žižek & Jela Krečič Modes of Abjection

Modes of Abjection

Ugly, Creepy, Disgusting, and Other Modes of Abjection by Jela Krečič & Slavoj Žižek — Ugly as an aesthetic category. Gradual abandonment Unity. Das negativschone, negatively beautiful — Sublime and the ridiculous, how one rubs up against other — Overwhelming ugly becomes monstrous, can no longer…

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Slavoj Žižek Ticklish Subject

The Ticklish Subject

The Ticklish SubjectThe Absent Centre of Political Ontology by Slavoj Žižek Intro: A Spectre is Haunting Heideggerian proponent of the thought of Being who stresses the need to ‘traverse’ the horizon of modern subjectivity culminating in current ravaging nihilism. Inherent excess, inherent logic philosophers of subjectivity articulate…

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