David Jones, artist and poet (1895-1974) begins his PREFACE TO THE ANATHEMATA :

'I have made a heap of all that I could find.' (1) So wrote Nennius, or whoever composed the introductory matter to Historia Brittonum. He speaks of an 'inward wound' which was caused by the fear that certain things dear to him 'should be like smoke dissipated'. Further, he says, 'not trusting my own learning, which is none at all, but partly from writings and monuments of the ancient inhabitants of Britain, partly from the annals of the Romans and the chronicles of the sacred fathers, Isidore, Hieronymous, Prosper, Eusebius and from the histories of the Scots and Saxons although our enemies . . . I have lispingly put together this . . . about past transactions, that [this material] might not be trodden under foot'. (2)

(1) The actual words are coacervavi omne quod inveni, and occur in Prologue 2 to the Historia.
(2) Quoted from the translation of Prologue 1. See The Works of Gildas and Nennius, J.A.Giles, London 1841.

05 September 2011

ManStyling Marvellous Melbourne

Melbourne Spring Fashion Week begins today.

We Who Are Men at bLOGOS/HA HA are looking forward to

In conversation : ManStyling
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It's always a joy to behold any (dis)play of Richard Nylon (above), a participant in the ManStyling discussion; as it is to follow the adventures in vĂȘtements of bLOGOS/HA HA's favorite French fashion correspondent, Louis Marchon.

This is Louis in tableau vivant as the Actor of Looking (Fashion)

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Theatre of the Actors of Regard
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