"...truth, whose mother is history..."
- Pierre Menard,¹ Don Quixote
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¹Menard: I've used the Pierre Menard quote cited by Jorge Luis Borges, "Pierre Menard, Author of Don Quixote" (translated by Anthony Bonner) rather than the Cervantes version of Part I, Chapter 9, Don Quixote.
"Harar: Taken to Twin Peaks"
by Edward Lacie
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Besides the notes on quotes which begin each "episode" the following citations are also noted:
_1. ¹real pretty: Tom Young, "Hey, You": "and I want to tell you I think your hair's real pretty" (The James White Review, Vol. 1, No. 4, 1984; posted at http://members.tripod.com/~poetx/tjwr/01.html.)
³Henry Miller, The Time of the Assassins, 1956? verify/ewl.
_2. ¹The History Channel, "Assassination of JFK"
²"I Don't Know Jack" (2001), Chris Leavens, director. The documentary's title is thought to come from the fact that of all the people who took part in it, director Leavens was the only person who had never known the actor.
³Posted at http://members.tripod.com/~poetx/uu/prev.html
_3. ¹from Volume 1, Number 4, The James White Review, "Is this garbage?":
"Is this garbage?
"Is this poetry? a journal?
"May I ask why do I write differently?
"Do I write differntly?
"May I ask?
"___This book's empty pages won't last the summer while I have decisions of die or try or will I return to fool school any year, one more to make it legit-teach.
"___Or worry me ugly the image after warts selected¹ and grafted, a karass² of cohorts eye each weary other vibrantly like gay men do speechless metaphor filling in the gaps.
"___A king will come while sheets are white shrouds of thought of, always thought of
"Am I destiny's loser and want
"to make pure
"art about it, but a symbol
"and I have
¹selected: Arthur Rimbaud, letter: "The task of the man who wants to be a poet is t study his own awareness of himself, in its entirety; he seeks out his soul, he inspects it. As soon as he knows it, he must cultivate it. That seems simple: every brain experiences a certain natural development; hundreds of 'egoists' call themselves authors; there are many more who attribute their intellectual progress to themselves! - But the problem is to make the soul into a monster, like the compachios, you know? Think of a man grafting warts onto his face and growing them there."
²karass: a group of persons unknowingly revolving around a "whampeter" (Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., Cat's Cradle)
³no capability: John Keats, letter: "I mean Negative Capability, that is when an is capable of being in uncertainties, Mysteries, doubts, without any irritable reaching after fact & reason.... This pursued through Volumes would perhaps take us no further than this, that with a great poet the sense of Beauty overcomes every other consideration, or rather obliterates all consideration."
_5. ¹Twin Peaks, the city: Duluth was a TV show and a city in Gore Vidal's "Duluth"
²"Swamp Thing" (1982) (Wes Craven, dir.)
_6. ¹Besides A Season In Hell, the only other writing of Rimbaud's to be published with his consent and awareness is a geographical study ("Rapport sur l'Ogadine") and a report that appeared in the Cairo newspaper (Le Bosphore égyptien) in the form of a letter concerning African tribal politics.
³Matthew 13:57: "A prophet is not without honor except in his own country and in his own house." (Also Mark 6:4.)
_7. ¹Berrichon (Rimbaud's brother-in-law [and first biographer] after Rimbaud's death): written under the pen name Pierre Dufour.
²1035 SW Stark Ave., Portland, OR
³Laura Palmer's Secret Diary, see also http://www.anybook4less.com/detail/067173590X.html
_9. ¹return: Wallace Stevens(?), "I Like it As it Is Without the Giant" (ee cummings?)
²dead: E-mail quote
10. ¹Roche: the home of Rimbaud's maternal grandfather and where Rimbaud's mother would move while he is in London. Thereafter, his visits "home" were to Roche rather than Charleville, his birthplace.
11. ¹pre-quel: Is this when the term was first coined, for "Fire, Walk With Me"?
²model: "The inventions of the unknown demand new forms." Arthur Rimbaud, letter, May 15, 1871
12. ¹Other Reader: "The first sensation that this book should convey is what I feel when I hear the telephone ring." Italo Calvino, "In a network of lines that enlace" from If on a winter night a traveller, translated by William Weaver.
²"secret' diary: "One thing is immediately clear to you: namely that this book has nothing in common with the one you had begun. Only some proper names are identical...." ibid.
³Pam: "Imagine, Pam, you are looking for a job and it is the year 2000. You learn of an opening for a psychiatrist at Bechtold Clinic and apply for the position. During the interview you learn that your skills fit the position and you are hired a week later. After a few weeks, your supervisor confronts you: 'You talk with your patients the entire forty-five minutes of a session! The first half-hour is supposed to be in silence.' ... overtime dispute ... 'We file things alphabetically by patient's middle name.' ... A Monday morning... "Do your weekly med chart now" even though you've just begun a session with a patient." From an unpublished letter.
13. ¹lost: Which leg did Ahab lose? Rimbaud lost his right, contrary to at least one web site I found with info on Rimbaud's life and works.
²Cendrars poem: "Deadline Hour" http://members.tripod.com/~poetx/uu/cend.html
³Moravagine, the surname of the main character whose journals they purport to be. Cendrars shows up as a character in the novel. (See links in episode 17.)
14. ¹pieces: "'At least it wasn't lost forever. It could have been. But now everybody's together here. We can still pull it together.'" spoken by Jeff Nies in The Ultimate Evil by Maury Terry, p. 262.
17. ¹Zutists - construction on French mild profanity, "zut!" (equivalent to "damn"): group which Rimbaud was part of which wrote profane and scatalogical parodies of "establishment" poets of the day and published them together in a parody magazine construct of their own.
27. ¹hidden talents: Edward Albee, "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf" - "You have ugly talents, Martha.... Hideous gifts."
²up/with/of-your-own: As I copied these words into the first draft of this narrative, those words were spoken in "Twin Peaks" as I watched. BMs! Successive ones! It was almost like the poem that started all this, the very first version of my explanations and theories and observations.
³best attribute: Ask any of Poet X's bartenders.
29. "Scientists have isolated nine different processing stages in the act of writing, from the initial idea to write, the so-called activation of intentions, to the selection of individual letters, then size and slant and position, to the bursts of neurophysiological activity required to coordinate the muscles in our arms, forearms, and hands." - Simon Worrall, The Poet and the Murderer
30. See http://members.tripod.com/~myrightmind/twin/30.html, http://members.tripod.com/~myrightmind/twin/alte.html, http://members.tripod.com/~myrightmind/trip/30.html, and http://members.tripod.com/~myrightmind/trip/alte.html.
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