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Bryn Hammond

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in Chavey Down, The United Kingdom
May 23, 1964



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Influences on my life: Dostoyevsky, Beowulf, James Tiptree Jr.

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About this author

I live in Australia, where I identify as a Pom.

I also identify as a hermit. Your traditional writer-in-a-garret is what I always aspired to be. At university I chose English and Medieval Studies – but in the latter, I did the literature units until I had run out. This is telling. I never paid attention to the practical side of life and so I have stupid jobs.

I’m a happy single, these days. No pets, because I rent. Otherwise I’d have a zoo.

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An inspired Genghis, who for a few months wowed the crowds when installed in the great outdoors in Marble Arch, London. Images from Dashi Namdakov: A Nomad’s Universe exhibition in 2012 at the Halcyon Gallery.

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See more at his site dashi-art

In graphical works, his Warrior series, his Mongol series, and his shamans are of perpetual inspiration to me. But I am speechless about them, so go see.

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Know ye now, Bulkington? Glimpses do ye seem to see of that mortally intolerable truth; that all deep, earnest thinking is but the intrepid effort of the soul to keep the open independence of her sea; while the wildest winds of heaven and earth conspire to cast her on the treacherous, slavish shore?

But as in landlessness alone resides highest truth, shoreless, indefinite as God- so better is it to perish in that howling infinite, than be ingloriously dashed upon the lee, even if that were safety! For worm-like, then, oh! who would craven crawl to land! Terrors of the terrible! is all this agony so vain? Take heart, take heart, O Bulkington! Bear thee grimly, demigod! Up from the spray of thy ocean-perishing- straight up, leaps thy apotheosis!
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“Homo sum, humani nihil a me alienum puto.
I am human, and think nothing human alien to me.”

William Shakespeare
“No, I am that I am, and they that level
At my abuses, reckon up their own;
I may be straight, though they themselves be bevel.

--Sonnet 121”
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Emily Dickinson
“I'm Nobody! Who are you?
Are you – Nobody – too?
Then there's a pair of us?
Don't tell! they'd advertise – you know!

How dreary – to be – Somebody!
How public – like a Frog –
To tell one's name – the livelong June –
To an admiring Bog!”
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George Gordon Byron
“They accuse me--Me--the present writer of
The present poem--of--I know not what,--
A tendency to under-rate and scoff
At human power and virtue, and all that;
And this they say in language rather rough.
Good God! I wonder what they would be at!
I say no more than has been said in Dante's
Verse, and by Solomon and by Cervantes;

By Swift, by Machiavel, by Rochefoucault;
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'Tis not their fault, nor mine, if this be so--
For my part, I pretend not to be Cato,
Nor even Diogenes.--We live and die,
But which is best, you know no more than I.”
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Bryn Hammond Steve wrote: "...have you ever heard of this?

No... not until your blog. I'll go read about it there.

message 4: by Steve

Steve Evans Hey Bryn hope all is well in your world...have you ever heard of this? aka the voynich document? What do you think?

message 3: by Bryn (last edited Mar 31, 2013 01:02AM)

Bryn Hammond Also resident on LibraryThing, username Jakujin. I list my real name, you can find me by that.

A member of The Reading Room.

Let's meet in these other venues.

Arkadagy Saparshy Thanks for Great Steppe's list :)

Kathryn *Salutes* Ma'am!

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