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.

04 November 2013

funambuLOGOS/HA HAism

Yesterday's post transcribed an event at Sydney Airport, 14 August 1974. 

Words criss-cross a chasm between two parties. 

Lou Reed_______LOGOS/HA HA_________Sydney Press

A week before that, New York, 7 August 1974. 

A man on a wire walks to and fro between the World Trade Towers.

South Tower________Philippe Petit________North Tower

Today at Bonzaview, for Theatre of the Actors of Regard :

The funambuLOGOS/HA HAist 
the Dualismus.


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