Archive for February, 2014

Blog #135: Looking back to riff on silver drops and carpet holes

TweetList of Matremoirs List of Patremoirs Children of Writers Style is a very simple matter; it is all rhythm. Once you get that, you can’t use the wrong words. But on the other hand here am I sitting after half the morning, crammed with ideas, and visions, and so on, and can’t dislodge them, for [...]

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Blog #134: Glimpsing “Hamlet” in “To the Lighthouse”

TweetList of Matremoirs List of Patremoirs Children of Writers “I read some history: it is suddenly all alive, branching forwards & backwards & connected with every kind of thing that seemed entirely remote before. I seem to feel Napoleons influence on our quiet evening in the garden for instance—and I think I see for a [...]

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Blog #133: Is this Macbeth I see in To the Lighthouse?

TweetList of Matremoirs List of Patremoirs Children of Writers I conjure you, by that which you profess (How e’er you come to know it) answer me: Though you untie the winds and let them fight Against the churches, though the yesty waves Confound and swallow navigation up, Though bladed corn be lodged and trees blown [...]

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Blog #132: From To the Lighthouse to Empire and Commerce in Africa, by way of greenhouse and billiard room

TweetList of Matremoirs List of Patremoirs Children of Writers Like an over-intellectual sheep, I’m still ruminating the implications of connecting the Manning’s “new billiard room” to the ivory in Heart of Darkness. The connection has both ecological and political implications. The ecological force is admittedly small (even if elephants are today emblematic of the ecological [...]

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