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.

19 June 2012

Project Project's project

To date, this is our sub-editor's favorite caption for 2012 : Project Project's project 
(The Age, 11 May 2012)

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Yesterday, Fairfax Media, the owners of The Age, announced huge staff cuts (around 20%) and projected the possibility of their newspapers (including The Age, Melbourne and the Sydney Morning Herald) going completely online if this restructure fails to improve its financial situation.

This as the Australian mining magnate Gina Rinehart, currently the world's richest woman, has confirmed that her recent acquisition of Fairfax shares now give her 19% of that company. A strong opponent of the mining and carbon taxes, she is now seeking three seats on the Fairfax board of directors.

The editorial independence of Fairfax media is in question. (read articles via here).

below: Young projectees regard projection-space 

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