a fool in the forest

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  • A fool, a fool! I met a fool i' the
        forest,
    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
        terms,
    In good set terms and yet a motley
        fool.

    As You Like It,
    Act II, Scene 7

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

    Les Fleurs du Mal,
    “Correspondances”

    [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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    July 02, 2011

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    Susan Scheid

    Gawd! If you will recall how you set me to work with just a single tweet from you, imagine what THIS post is going to do. I have reading enough for a year right here. I started right in & intend to come back for more. For the moment, two things: first, how did I grow UP with the Art Institute and not know about those Ernst collages? Second, I highlight just one of many amusing quips tucked in among your listed posts: "(I say "surprisingly" because Brutalism is an obvious nominee for Least Cuddly Architectural Philosophy Ever.)" Nice, also, for me, to take a walk down memory lane of the posts I have read (Penelope, Bryars, little list). I'm glad to know you shall continue on. I've just today, in fact, passed on a Muhly post of yours to a blogger who attended Two Boys performed by ENO and wasn't taken by it. I thought he might do with a dose of what you have to say on that subject. (FYI, over my way, post on Rimbaud's Illuminations is up. Perhaps you can illuminate me on that subject, as well.)

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