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David Markson--Wittgenstein's Mistress [part 4 pp. 181-end] (1988) : Wittgenstein's Halloween group read
SOUNDTRACK: NEIL HALSTED-”Wittgenstein’s Arm” (2012).
Halsted was a founder of the band Slowdive, who I knew somewhat. I don’t know anything of his solo work, although his name rang a little familiar. 1,317 more words
A lot of later Gaddis (which is to say: beyond J.R. and The Recognitions) has been given, I think, a bit of an unfair reputation–perhaps because of just how great and new those two first books were, perhaps because of an equally unfair Franzen article published in the New Yorker. 252 more words
William Gaddis, The Recognitions, 1955
It was through this imposed accumulation of chaos that she struggled to move now, beyond it lay simplicity, unmeasurable residence of perfection, where nothing was created, where originality did not exist: because it was origin; where once she was there work and thought in causal and stumbling sequence did not exist but only transcription: where the poem she knew but could not write existed, ready-formed, awaiting recovery in that moment when the writing down of it was impossible: because she was the poem.