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  • The Abyss of Freedom/Ages of the World

    The Abyss of Freedom/Ages of the World

    by Slavoj Žižek (Author), F.W.J. von Schelling (Author), Judith Norman (Translator) First published by University of Michigan in 1997. The Abyss of Freedom — Quotes are in Italic the crucial point of giving an account of the differentiation between Past and Present, of the emergence of the Word from the self-enclosed rotary motion of drives Schelling alone persisted in the “impossible”…

  • Pessoa: A Biography

    Pessoa: A Biography

    By Richard Zenith About half way thru. Very nicely done. INTRODUCTION Pessoa described himself as a “secret orchestra.” Rimbaud as a piece of wood transformed by destiny into a violin. Detective Fiction ? Pessoa lamented the hesitation and incompletion that plagued so much of what he wrote. In Book of Disquiet, illustrates the uncertainty principle…

  • In re Cutty Sarcus: on the Dog Latin in Wittgensteins Tractucus

    Rereading the Tractucus Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus Available from Gutenberg Archive. First time read Wittgensteins Tractatus I loved it. I tend to read philosophy as a part of language studies. I remember it as this strange wonderful wavefront on the magnificence of propositional logicalizing in a perfectly formal attitude (itemized like Euclid). Thought what a smashing exuberance…

  • Emile Cioran

    Presently reading, and starting to take some notes. The Trouble with Being Born Time was becoming unstuck from being. Carried away by irresistible desire to proclaim. Long to be free — desperately free. Forget to be born. When we have worn out the interest we once took in death…we fall back on birth, we turn…

  • Works by Percy Shelley

    Standing up for myself, expressing gratitude and strength — all about eve creations. Yall in strange wonderful way give us ins and give us outs. Continuity is a kind of revolving grace — Doesn’t stand still, but moves around. Gave me back my past not merely as a transformational beauty thing, that over time became…

  • Consider This by Chuck Palahniuk

    This is a fun read. My take his phrases, his phrases are FAB ULOT. Encourage anyone who loves lit phrase raise, to read. Series of rhythms. Description. Instruction. Exclamation. Oh my. Onomatopoeia. Mix to taste. Authority Intimacy Pace. Little Voice. Moment by moment. Big Voice. Overvoice French Movie. Victoriana: Put a porch in front. Of.…

  • The Ticklish Subject

    Slavoj Žižek 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 certain excessive moment of ‘madness’ inherent to cogito. Abyss…

  • Modes of Abjection

    Slavoj Žižek & Jela Krečič 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 be sublated into sublime – Definitions of monstrous –…