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Beckett’s Labyrinth

The Minotaur, not Narcissus, presides over the birth of art —Rosalind Krauss Patrick Bowles records a conversation he had with Samuel Beckett while the two were working on the English translation of Molloy. Bowles had shared a quotation from Blanchot: … Continue reading

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The Silence of the Work

Blanchot: The writer never knows if the work is done. What he has finished in one book, he begins again or destroys in another. ….although the artist is not capable of ending it, he is nevertheless capable of turning it … Continue reading

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The Writing of the Disaster and Lucky

Where power does not reign—nor initiative, nor the cutting edge of a decision—there, dying is living. There dying is the passivity of life—of life escaped from itself and confounded with the disaster of a time without present which we endure … Continue reading

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An Exhortation to Silence: Comparing Mulholland Drive to The Blind Owl

David lynch’s film Mulholland Drive and Sadegh Hedayat’s novel The Blind Owl are essentially the same story.

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Samuel Beckett and the Silence of the Work

Next month I’ll be exhibiting some of my artworks (more on that soon) and was asked to write about the connection between my visual art and my writing. Those words are the basis for this post which happily coincides with … Continue reading

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