An extraordinary story

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An extraordinary story

Post by k-j » Wed Sep 28, 2016 6:27 pm

https://www.poetryfoundation.org/harrie ... omen-1944/

Full text of In Sara, Mencken, Christ and Beethoven There Were Men And Women
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Re: An extraordinary story

Post by bodkin » Fri Sep 30, 2016 12:07 pm

"Double plus curious," said Alice.
Still reading the second guy's story, so I've not got near the actual text (which I suspect will hold little for me...)

I see the authors are committed to the idea that W was in love with S, even though they've given no information that suggests that, and W said he just liked that one of her names rhymed with one of his...

I wonder whether some species of synaesthesia in part explains the great significance that W clearly found in the rhythm and sound of words?

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Re: An extraordinary story

Post by k-j » Fri Sep 30, 2016 4:53 pm

One thing I like about the whole story is the way that the "discoverers" of W insert themselves and their ideas into the narrative, the way they freely make connections between their lives and the W story (both his text and his life). It's all so dirty and connected.

The original text is quite hypnotic but not really something any sane person could read all the way through. I wouldn't mind a copy though.
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Re: An extraordinary story

Post by bodkin » Mon Oct 03, 2016 10:01 am

Hear the audio interpretation of it here: https://wfmu.org/playlists/shows/26054 -- click the "Pop up Player" link, it's at the very start...
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Re: An extraordinary story

Post by k-j » Mon Oct 03, 2016 4:42 pm

Soundtrack to my next dinner party
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