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The Republic of Love by Carol Shields
“Open a book this minute and start reading. Don’t move until you’ve reached page fifty. Until you’ve buried your thoughts in print. Cover yourself with words. Wash yourself away. Dissolve.”
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Line by Line by Claire Kehrwald Cook
" Ludicrously clear example of what's wrong w/certain "educational" approaches. The author needs to be teased, frightened, or seduced into how to edit h ...more"
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The Master Game by Robert S. de Ropp
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I re-read the earlier edition of this text, as I was interested in all game tropes, adding it to Finite and Infinite Games, by James P. Carse, and Gamer Theory, by McKenzie Wark. This text is an excellent reminder of the neglected seniority of the ri ...more
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The Pleasure of the Text by Roland Barthes
The Pleasure of the Text
by Roland Barthes
read in January, 1995
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I re-read this savory classic after several years. Delightful quotables relevant to my own recent book completion, which explores the sensibility of writing itself as scripture. Barthes's jouissance, his comparison of writing itself as Kama Sutra of ...more
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This volume one in a series is an improvisational inquiry into the truer creative nature of sacred scripture, traditional or antinomian, viewed through an integral psychological, neo-Gnostic lens, tinted with an appreciation of leading edges of mo..." Read more of this chapter »
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Turn Off Your Mind by Gary Valentine Lachman
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Intriguing tour of occult influences on '60s rockers and other countercultural figures. The author is a former and founding member of the new wave group Blondie. The writing is a lucid pulp style, a la Colin Wilson, influence and friend of the author
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Life Inc. by Douglas Rushkoff
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Sound framing of almost 600 yrs. of corporatism. Points up pre-Renaissance bottom-up economic health before the long era of top-down monopolistic exploitation. I'm drawing on this for a rumination of collective Shadow for this period. Recommend A Hac ...more
Life Inc. by Douglas Rushkoff
" I read Life Inc. too. Sound framing of almost 600 yrs. of corporatism. Points up pre-Renaissance bottom-up economic health before the long era of mono ...more"
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Super-Cannes by J.G. Ballard
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Relentless page-turning examination of the latent (or not-so-latent) psychopathology of corporate capitalism. Upper-echelon workaholics in Super-Cannes business park go on periodic fascist wilding sprees, controlled violence for prescribed therapeuti
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"I scanned what the pro reviewers and some Netflix members had to say about I'm Not There.

None grok it quite the same way I do.

As Dylan ultimately transcended himself due to the formal operations he brought to the lyric line (and the concomitant fr..." Read more of this chapter »
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Carol Shields
“Open a book this minute and start reading. Don’t move until you’ve reached page fifty. Until you’ve buried your thoughts in print. Cover yourself with words. Wash yourself away. Dissolve.”
Carol Shields, The Republic of Love

ScriptureX.1 (Literature & Fiction)
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Description: Preface to my book, available at www.scribd.com/Paxxx5
I'm Not There (Entertainment)
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Description: Review of DVD.
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Description: Essay on language use.
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