a fool in the forest


  • A fool, a fool! I met a fool i' the
    A motley fool; a miserable world!
    As I do live by food, I met a fool
    Who laid him down and bask'd him
        in the sun,
    And rail'd on Lady Fortune in good
    In good set terms and yet a motley

    As You Like It,
    Act II, Scene 7

    L'homme y passe à travers des
        forêts de symboles
    Qui l'observent avec des regards

    Les Fleurs du Mal,

    [T]here is almost no subject-matter, and what little one can disentangle is foolish....
    One would call the style verbose, except that by definition verbosity is the use of words in excess of the occasion, and there seems to be no occasion.

    Yvor Winters,
    Forms of Discovery, Ch. 7

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    December 18, 2010



    Clever post. I'm definitely inclined toward your view about the MOMA piece, though see this from Roberta Smith at the NYTimes: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/10/arts/design/10nine.html

    I'm delighted to learn of Hauschka.

    And speaking of piano abuse, tonight, for a bit of light entertainment, I was watching Fred Astaire in "Let's Dance" (which I don't recommend). In one of his numbers he not only danced over the top of, but also jumped inside a grand piano several times. Was this perchance the forerunner to the first prepared piano?

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