Archive for February, 2014

Gharry

February 14, 2014

Lord Jim, 47:

A snorting pony snatched him into ‘ewigkeit’ in the twinkling of an eye, and I never saw him again; and what’s more, I don’t know of anybody that ever had a glimpse of him after he departed from my knowledge sitting inside a ramshackle little gharry that fled round the corner in a white smother of dust.

Gharry.

February 13, 2014

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February 12, 2014

Gide on Rousseau, in “Dostoyevsky

“In my opinion Rousseau, from the very beginning of his life, was poisoned, as it were, by Plutarch, though whom he fashioned for himself a somewhat rhetorical and pompous notion of a ‘great man.’ He set up before himself the image of a fancied hero, and his life was one prolonged effort to be like it. He tried hard to be what he wanted to seem, I allow that his painting of his own character may be sincere, but he is ever thinking of his pose, which pride alone dictates.”

Gide on Nietzsche, in “Dostoyevsky“.

“I find it highly interesting to observe and compare in two natures akin in so many respects, Nietzsche and Dostoyevsky, the very different reactions to contact with the Gospels. With Nietzsche the reaction, immediate and marked, was, we may as well admit, jealousy. It does not seem to me possible to understand Nietzsche’s works without taking account of this feeling. Nietzsche was jealous of Jesus Christ, jealous to the point of madness. In writing his Zarathustra, Nietzsche is ever harassed by his desire to write a counterpart to the Gospels. He even adopts at times the form of the Beatitudes the better to make mockery of them. He wrote the Anti-Christ, and in his last work, Ecce Homo, he poses as the adversary triumphant of Him he sought to oust.”

February 10, 2014

…….“Murphy’s mind pictured itself as a large hollow sphere, hermetically closed to the universe without. This was not an impoverishment, for it excluded nothing that it did not itself contain. Nothing ever had been, was or would be in the universe outside it but was already present as virtual, or actual, or virtual rising into actual, or actual falling into virtual, in the universe inside it.

…….“This did not involve Murphy in the idealist tar. There was the mental fact and there was the physical fact, equally real if not equally pleasant.

…….“He distinguished between the actual and the virtual of his mind, not as between form and the formless yearning for form, but as between that of which he had both mental and physical experience and that of which he had mental experience only. Thus the form of kick was actual, that of caress virtual.

…….“The mind felt its actual part to be above and bright, its virtual beneath and fading into dark, without however connecting this with the ethical yoyo. The mental experience was cut off from the physical experience, the agreement of part of its content with physical fact did not confer worth on that part. It did not function and could not be disposed according to a principle of worth. It was made up of light fading into dark, of above and beneath, but not of good and bad. It contained forms with parallel in another mode and forms without, but not right forms and wrong forms. It felt no issue between its light and dark, no need for its light to devour its dark. The need was now to be in the light, now in the half light, now in the dark. That was all.”

~Chapter 6,Murphy

February 9, 2014

CaracallaCaracalla is remembered as one of the most notorious and unpleasant of emperors because of the massacres and persecutions he authorized and instigated throughout the Empire.

February 8, 2014

foehn, in a foehn of loss entire (Berryman, The Dreamsongs 15) (ω)

February 7, 2014

Copper sheathing The copper performed very well in protecting the hull from invasion by worm, and in preventing the growth of weed, for when in contact with water, the copper produced a poisonous film, composed mainly of oxychloride, that deterred these marine creaturesscarf joint

February 5, 2014

voiceless pharyngeal fricative; the ascendancy ; proleptic; florilegium; Born Into This (Bukowski documentary) Francisco de Quevedo. Skylab re-entry. kicky-wicky, Jeff Donnell, “sandy place“, concrete, cement:

Concrete should not be confused with cement, because the term cement refers to the material used to bind the aggregate materials of concrete. Concrete is a combination of a cement and aggregate.

Condign

February 4, 2014

Melville, The Confidence Man (3):

With which exclamations, followed by idle threats against his admonisher, this condign victim to justice hobbles away, as disdaining to hold further argument with such a rabble.

Condign.

February 3, 2014

“My temper was touched before, the wretched boldness of spirit which I had acquired abated, and conscious guilt began to flow in my mind. In short, I began to think, and to think indeed is one real advance from hell to heaven. All that hardened state and temper of soul, which I said so much of before, is but a deprivation of thought; he that is restored to his thinking, is restored to himself.” ~Moll Flanders, Daniel Defoe.pinnate ; communards; lustron house ; bunga bunga ; rennet; caravansary ; conurbation ; The Gambia River ; ritornello; Linda Darnell

February 1, 2014

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