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I read this because I love Brenda Hillman and a friend told me CD Wright had some poems/essays in here about her. I've read some of Wright's poetry before, including her famous Deepstep Come Shining. She was a deep and complicated thinker and tinkere ...more
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Louis Adamic
“My grandfather always said that living is like licking honey off a thorn.”
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John Ashbery
“Ambiguity supposes eventual resolution of itself whereas certitude implies further ambiguity.”
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Thomas Bernhard
“FLEISCHMANN: Since the days of Sigmund Freud and the advent of psychoanalysis the interpretation of dreams has played a big role in Austria[n life]. What is your attitude to all that?

BERNHARD: I’ve never spent enough time reading Freud to say anything intelligent about him. Freud has had no effect whatsoever on dreams, or on the interpretation of dreams. Of course psychoanalysis is nothing new. Freud didn’t discover it; it had of course always been around before. It just wasn’t practiced on such a fashionably huge scale, and in such million-fold, money-grubbing forms, as it has been now for decades, and as it won’t be for much longer. Because even in America, as I know, it’s fallen so far out of fashion that they just lay people out on the celebrated couch and scoop their psychological guts out with a spoon.

FLEISCHMANN: I take it then that psychoanalysis is not a means gaining knowledge for you?

BERNHARD: Well, no; for me it’s never been that kind of thing. I think of Freud simply as a good writer, and whenever I’ve read something of his, I’ve always gotten the feeling of having read the work of an extraordinary, magnificent writer. I’m no competent judge of his medical qualifications, and as for what’s known as psychoanalysis, I’ve personally always tended to think of it as nonsense or as a middle-aged man’s hobby-horse that turned into an old man’s hobby-horse. But Freud’s fame is well-deserved, because of course he was a genuinely great, extraordinary personality. There’s no denying that. One of the few great personalities who had a beard and was great despite his beardiness.

FLEISCHMANN: Do you have something against beards?

BERNHARD: No. But the majority of people call people who have a long beard or the longest possible beard great personalities and suppose that the longer one’s beard is, the greater the personality one is. Freud’s beard was relatively long, but too pointy; that was typical of him. Perhaps it was the typical Freudian trait, the pointy beard. It’s possible.”
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Simone de Beauvoir
“Men of today seem to feel more acutely than ever the paradox of their condition. They know themselves to be the supreme end to which all action should be subordinated, but the exigencies of action force them to treat one another as instruments or obstacles, as means. The more widespread their mastery of the world, the more they find themselves crushed by uncontrollable forces. Though they are masters of the atomic bomb, yet it is created only to destroy them. Each one has the incomparable taste in his mouth of his own life, and yet each feels himself more insignificant than an insect within the immense collectivity whose limits are one with the earth's. Perhaps in no other age have they manifested their grandeur more brilliantly, and in no other age has this grandeur been so horribly flouted. In spite of so many stubborn lies, at every moment, at every opportunity, the truth comes to light, the truth of life and death, of my solitude and my bond with the world, of my freedom and my servitude, of the insignificance and the sovereign importance of each man and all men.”
Simone de Beauvoir, The Ethics of Ambiguity

Martin Gardner
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Martin Gardner, Aha! Insight

How He Got His Red Coat (Poetry)
1 chapters   —   updated Jul 05, 2011 05:19PM
Description: poem, previously published in the Sonora Review
Tiny Stories About Sons (Poetry)
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Description: The last poem series in my manuscript 'The Sea is White'. Previously published in Little Red Leaves http://littleredleaves.com/
Anne Carson's Plainwater: A Review (Literature & Fiction)
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Description: A creative-review. First published in Can We Have Our Ball Back?
Revelations (Poetry)
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Description: Early poem. Originally published in the Indiana Review
Negatives (Poetry)
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Description: Early poem. First published in the Sonora Review
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