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  1. Standard member Bosse de Nage
    Zellulärer Automat
    27 May '09 14:32
    Read all about it:
    http://www.nthposition.com/themagicalworldof.php
  2. Standard member Palynka
    Upward Spiral
    27 May '09 14:57
    "To have touched the feet of Christ is no excuse for mistakes in punctuation."

    Nordlys would approve.
  3. Standard member Bosse de Nage
    Zellulärer Automat
    28 May '09 08:24
    Originally posted by Palynka
    "To have touched the feet of Christ is no excuse for mistakes in punctuation."

    Nordlys would approve.
    Seventy-two heteronyms and an orthonym ... The Crowley connection's just the icing on the cake.
  4. 28 May '09 08:53
    Originally posted by Palynka
    "To have touched the feet of Christ is no excuse for mistakes in punctuation."

    Nordlys would approve.
    Absolutely.
  5. Standard member Palynka
    Upward Spiral
    28 May '09 12:55
    Originally posted by Bosse de Nage
    Seventy-two heteronyms and an orthonym ... The Crowley connection's just the icing on the cake.
    When I think of your potential literary style, I imagine a mixture between Pessoa and Borges. You should give it a go, it would make an interesting combination.
  6. Subscriber Crowley
    Not Aleister
    29 May '09 08:58
    You called...?
  7. Standard member Bosse de Nage
    Zellulärer Automat
    02 Jun '09 08:20
    Originally posted by Palynka
    When I think of your potential literary style, I imagine a mixture between Pessoa and Borges. You should give it a go, it would make an interesting combination.
    To write like a blind alcoholic ... A writer who stopped reading and a writer who considered himself primarily a reader ...

    Pessoa was certainly someone [sic] that Borges might have invented -- on an exceptionally creative day. I wonder if Borges knew of him, though. Pessoa published little in his lifetime. (Does the legend of King Sebastian have any pull on you?)

    I'm having an interesting reading experience at the moment -- alternating between chunks of de Chirico (Hebdomeros and other writings) and The Book of Disquiet. Both are short, interminable works.
  8. Standard member Palynka
    Upward Spiral
    02 Jun '09 09:13
    Originally posted by Bosse de Nage
    To write like a blind alcoholic ... A writer who stopped reading and a writer who considered himself primarily a reader ...

    Pessoa was certainly someone [sic] that Borges might have invented -- on an exceptionally creative day. I wonder if Borges knew of him, though. Pessoa published little in his lifetime. (Does the legend of King Sebastian have an ...[text shortened]... os[/i] and other writings) and The Book of Disquiet. Both are short, interminable works.
    Interesting, I didn't know de Chirico also wrote. Do you recommend it?

    As for the figure of D. Sebastiao, it has no pull in modern times as it's a sort of overused metaphor. I'm not a big fan of Mensagem, although I find his section about the sea excellent.
  9. Standard member Bosse de Nage
    Zellulärer Automat
    02 Jun '09 09:47
    Originally posted by Palynka
    Interesting, I didn't know de Chirico also wrote. Do you recommend it?

    As for the figure of D. Sebastiao, it has no pull in modern times as it's a sort of overused metaphor. I'm not a big fan of Mensagem, although I find his section about the sea excellent.
    Highly. The Exact Change edition is the best value for money in English. I don't know what's available in French.

    I've only read the prose Pessoa, my Portuguese isn't up to the poetry and I haven't managed to find a decent bilingual translation. Recommendations welcome.
  10. Standard member Palynka
    Upward Spiral
    02 Jun '09 09:56
    Originally posted by Bosse de Nage
    Highly. The Exact Change edition is the best value for money in English. I don't know what's available in French.

    I've only read the prose Pessoa, my Portuguese isn't up to the poetry and I haven't managed to find a decent bilingual translation. Recommendations welcome.
    Sorry, don't know much about translations...

    TBoD is by far my favourite of his writings, but it might be because I'm not a big poetry fan.
  11. Standard member Bosse de Nage
    Zellulärer Automat
    02 Jun '09 20:25
    Originally posted by Palynka
    Sorry, don't know much about translations...

    TBoD is by far my favourite of his writings, but it might be because I'm not a big poetry fan.
    Have you read the other prose thing he did as Baron Teive?
  12. Standard member Palynka
    Upward Spiral
    02 Jun '09 23:16
    Originally posted by Bosse de Nage
    Have you read the other prose thing he did as Baron Teive?
    Yes, it's also highly recommended.