"...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 in his short story "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
- Table of Contents
- Main page, 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.)
²masterpiece: "Chasse spirituelle"
³many Rimbauds: Henry Miller, The Time of the Assassins, 1952.
_2. ¹aired: The History Channel, "Assassination of JFK"
²career: "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.
³Lucien Carr: Ann Charters, Introduction to The Portable Beat Reader, "They were attempting to follow the example of [...] Rimbaud, whom Carr introduced to Ginsberg as the ideal poet." p. xviii, first paperback edition, 1992, Viking Portable Library.
_3. ¹scapegoat: Report of the Warren Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy, "Based on the evidence analyzed in this chapter, the Commission has concluded that the shots which killed President Kennedy and wounded Governor Connally were fired from the sixth-floor window at the southeast corner of the Texas School Book Depository Building." p. 112, October 1964 Bantam paperback.
²"Is this garbage?" from Volume 1, Number 4, The James White Review:
"Is this garbage?
"Is this poetry? a journal?
"May I ask why do I write differently?
"Do I write differently?
"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
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 to 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 one 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."
_4. ¹work: "[...]the work he did with his pen was serious enough that it didn't permit him to share our manual labors." Vitalie Rimbaud about Arthur, in her diary, cited by Steinmetz. Also, Kurt Vonnegut, "Coda to My Career as a Writer for Periodicals," from Bagombo Snuff Box, "Thanks to popular magazines, I learned on the job to be a fiction writer. Such paid literary apprenticeships, with standards of performance so low, don't exist anymore. Mine was an opportunity to get to know myself." Paragraphs later, he adds, "What the heck, practicing an art isn't a way to earn money. It's a way to make one's soul grow." pp. 350-351, © 1999, Berkeley trade paperback edition, August 2000.
²notes: Nicholson Baker, The Size of Thoughts, "Lumber, ii," "Richard Bentley [...], when compelled to defend his Dissertation on the Epistles of Phalaris from an attack [...] wrote: 'I am charg'd with several faults; as first, for citing Passages out of the way. An Accusation I should wish to be True, rather than False. For I take it to be a Commendation, to entertain the Reader with something, that's out of the common way; and I'll never desire to trouble the World with common Authorities[.]"
_5. ¹Twin Peaks, the city: Blaise Cendrars, utter's Gold, 1926, Harper's, ore in in go in Vidal's Duluth, Duluth is both a city and a television show (an ore than one state: MinnEsota and GEorGia, in in go in the fiction "THE FOOT OF THE TWIN PEaKS STANDS A BIG WHITE houSE WITH WoODEN PORTICO AND COLUMNS. There are flowerbeds under its wind [.]" p. 159. (Editor's note: corrupt footnote, stet; the original has been lost.)
²blood: "we are unsolved murders/ committed by our secret feelings/ we are corpses singing with our blood" Harold Norse, "Mysteries of the Orgy" (from The Love Poems, 1986, Crossing Press, pg. 108).
³center: Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., Player Piano, "'[A psychiatrist would] pull me back into the center, and I want to stay as close to the edge as I can without going over. Out on the edge you see all kinds of things you can't see from the center.'" p. 86, published 1952; fifth printing (Bard paperback), 1970.
_6. ¹book: Besides 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.
²Illuminations: the title was given in English may have referred to pages from ancient "illuminated panels", the hand-written books of Medieval monks.
³Christ: Matthew 13:57: "A prophet is not without honor except in his own country and in his own house." (Also Mark 6:4.)
_7. ¹Boxx's: 1035 SW Stark Ave., Portland, OR.
²secret diary: "As seen by Jennifer Lynch," The Secret Diary of Laura Palmer, Pocket Books, 1990, "Based upon characters created by David Lynch and Mark Frost for the television series, "Twin Peaks." See also http://www.anybook4less.com/detail/067173590X.html.
³de profundis: Arthur Rimbaud, "A Season in Hell", "De profundis, Domine . . . what an ass I am!" (translated by Paul Schmidt).
_8. ¹know...exhibit: Herbert Kohl, Golden Boy as Anthony Cool, "They didn't want to know. The responsibility of knowing meant risks they didn't want to take. It was easier to stay wildly blind to their environment and talk about programs and plans for an imagined future." p. 32, ©1972, 1st edition, The Dial Press; also, Bill Lederer, Eugene Burdick, The Ugly American, "'We're a nation fighting for survival, and you send us a cut glass exhibit.'" p. 129, paperback, fourteenth Crest printing 1965, © 1958 Eugene Burdick and Bill Lederer.
²"No more modest than immodest.": Walt Whitman, "Song of Myself". Gay Wilson Allen, in the introduction to Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman, Mentor Edition, 1955, Second Printing, 1958), writes, "But this eccentric manner of signing his book made Ralph Waldo Emerson, to whom Whitman sent a complimentary copy, doubtful of the real name of the poet." p. v. ("No more...immodest." is line 500 in its entirety of the "Death-Bed" version of the poem, last part of a two-caesura line 501 in [1855's] Leaves of Grass, First Edition [Appendix 4 of Walt Whitman, The Complete Poems, 1975, Penguin Edition, pp. 86, 698 [the 1336-line original version is 1346 lines long in the "Death-Bed" version]; see also p. 762, Appendix 5, Letter, Ralph Waldo Emerson to Walt Whitman, 21 July 1855). ("No more...immodest." p. 67, Leaves of Grass, Mentor Edition.)
³intelligence: Kurt Vonnegut, Slapstick, "We did not itch to display our intelligence in public. We did not think of intelligence as being useful or attractive in any way. We thought of it as being simply one more example of our freakishness, like our extra nipples and fingers and toes." p. 42, © 1976, Delta, paper, third printing.
_9. ¹return: Wallace Stevens, "I Like it As it Is Without the Giant" (I can't find this poem at the moment, nor any reference to it. Am I confusing the title with a poem by e e cummings? Investigate further. - ewl)
²NTN: NTN is trivia played in several locations simultaneously, the players united by sattelite technology so that players across the continent are playing the same game.
³Beelzebub: "Mama mia, let me go. Beelzebub has a devil put aside for me." Lyrics to "Bohemian Rhapsody" by Freddie Mercury.
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.
²me: Gertrude Stein, "Identity A Poem", included in A Primer for the Gradual Understanding of Gertrude Stein edited by Robert Bartlett Haas, "I am I because my little dog knows me." p. 117.
³secrets in fiction: The Oregonian, May 25, 2003, in an interview by Jeff Baker with Yann Martel, regarding authorship, prompted by his written comments to Powell's City of Books website, "which became known as 'the Powell's essay' in the British press." The interview concludes [pp. D1-2] with Martel, author of the fictional The Life of Pi, in which he appears as a character, asking, "What is an appropriate source of inspiration? If you whisper something in my ear and I use it in my book, have I violated your privacy? Are you allowed to reveal secrets in fiction? If you acknowledge borrowing something, can you borrow anything? Where are the lines between inspiration and borrowing and plagiarism? It is quite an interesting subject, you see?'"
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.
³DJC: In 1983, the Daily Journal of Commerce printed (and received a credit line among the usual copyright info) (those credits, however, appear on the first page, a recto [right-hand page], instead of their standard placement behind the title page [which there is none in this book]), for Signum Books, Ha Ha Ha by D.B. Cooper, 330 pp., ©1983, no other writing credit is given. Cooper was the airplane hijacker who, in 1979, parachuted with suitcases of money over the Columbia River and was never found. Similar in size and cover style to perhaps a Mad Magazine paperback, the discovery of this book makes me wonder if DJC is perhaps a humor company and the idea of an English-illiterate typesetting supervisor was a joke that Baysans was never let in on or saw for himself.
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. ¹14: Ellen DeGeneris, My Point...and I Do Have One, "So we all know that this is really Chapter 13 even though it says Chapter 14. I think I'll skip this one, too, and go on to Chapter 15, which will really then be fourteen." p. 105, first edition, hardcover, © 1995 by Crazy Monkey, Inc.
²pieces: "'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.
³wait: Kurt Vonnegut, Galopagos, "I say the same thing about the death of James Wait, 'Oh, well - he wasn't going to write Beethoven's Ninth Symphony anyway." p. 150, © 1985, first printing.
15. ¹"out there": Ken Kesey, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, opening paragraph is this three word sentence: "They're out there." (The novel was adapted into a play and then again into a movie by writers other than Kesey.)
²"The world...with us": Title of a sonnet by William Wordsworth adulterated by Baysans in "Wordsworth Meets Warhol" (posted at http://members.tripod.com/~myrightmind/words.html.
16. ¹corps: Enid Starkie, Rimbaud, "Alchemists call their metals, in French, 'corps', and there are 'corps parfaits' and 'corps imparfaits' according to the degree of purity which has been achieved. It is possible that Rimbaud is referring, in the opening of the poem [Matinée d'Ivresse], to the perfection of the metal when he talks, alchemically, of 'le corps merveilleux'; and 'l'oeuvre inouie' may be the 'grand oeuvre', the completion of the experiment. This is the first time that he has attained it and he prays that his pride, awe and joy may not throw him off his balance. 'Fanfare atroce oú je ne trébuche pas.' The 'chevalet' is a form of medieval torture and it is here used as a symbol for the suffering of the poet; it is a torture through magic, therefore a 'chevalet féerique'. Extreme suffering is part of Rimbaud's aesthetic doctrine; it is the price which must be paid for the final victory, the proof that one has been chosen for the triumph. Rimbaud was happy and proud to have been chosen for this torture, happy to have been considered worthy. The happiness he has achieved will remain his, even when the magic has faded away and he has returned to his former state of discord, when he will be 'rendu á l'ancienne inharmonie'. But he, who was held worthy of this suffering, will enjoy the super-human promise given to him, the unbelievable promise that the tree of good and evil will be cut down and buried for ever [sic] in darkness, so that he can establish his pure and universal love. Now he can praise and bless all the sleepless nights which have led up to this sublime experience. 'Sacrés soyez-vous par le souvenir de cette veille!' His method has been finally vindicated and he has been glorified in each of his ages. Alchemists believe that there are four ages which express the process of producing the philosopher's stones, or the gold - or the total vision which they symbolize - and each age is expressed by its colour, the colours following the usual alchemical progress. The first age is Saturn and its colour is black; the second Jupiter, its colour white; the third Venus, its colour yellow and the fourth Mars with its colour red. The symbolism of the use of the term 'ages' is similar to that of 'seasons' which will be discussed later in connection with the poem O Saisons, ó Chåteaux! He had been right to have confidence in the poison. Now he will be able to sacrifice his life every day. The time of the 'Assassins' has come...." pp. 206-207.
17. ¹Zutists - construction onto root "zut" - French mild profanity (equivalent to "damn"); a group of which Rimbaud was a member, they wrote profane and scatalogical parodies of "establishment" poets of the day and published them together in a sort of forerunner to a "'Zine" of their own which they called the "Zutist Album".
²Let it go ahead: Paul Bowles, "You Are Not I" from The Delicate Prey, "I was still looking down at the porch floor because I wasn't sure yet what was going to happen. I often feel that something is about to happen, and when I do, I stay perfectly still and let it go ahead." First Signet printing, paperback, January, 1952, pg. 134.
18. ¹slave: Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., Player Piano, "'Anybody that competes with slaves becomes a slave,' said Harrison thickly, and he left." p. 252. Delacourt Press/Seymour Lawrence edition, hardcover, © 1952.
²from Steinmetz, Chronology, p. 440: "1883/On January 28, in Aden, Rimbaud slaps a shop clerk, Ali Chemmak. The French consul is informed of the matter."
19. ¹chanson: "Look What They've Done To My Song, Ma"
Written by Melanie (M. Safka). Recorded by Ray Charles, appears on "Genius and Soul, The 50th Anniv. Coll." vol. 4. Originally recorded by Melanie, Ray Charles's version adds, along with some scat singing, the lyrics "Now girls, if you don't mind, I'd like to hear that some French." Original version by Melanie Safka, © 1970 by Kama Rippa Music, Inc. and Amerlanie Music, Inc. All rights administered by Kama Rippa Music, Inc., 1650 Broadway, New York, New York 10019.
²sexual partners: Jennifer Lynch, The Secret Diary of Laura Palmer, "February 1, 1988" Laura lists her known sexual partners' initials, an extensive list. It isn't until after August 3 entry that pages begin to appear "Page ripped out (as found)". Also, August 31, 1988, entry, "P.S. I think that in order to ensure my privacy [hooray, Laura, for spelling 'ensure' correctly] I will need to start a second diary, one that if found will give the intruder 'the Laura' that everyone thinks lives inside of me." p. 168 (paperback first printing, the book also was released in hard cover).
³good: Kurt Vonnegut, God bless you, Mr. Rosewater, "'Pretend to be good always, and even God will be fooled.'" p.177. First paperback printing, Dell, 1970; © 1965.
20. ¹Anonymous: see Episode "A Dispute Between Brothers."
²vocabulary did this: Jack Spicer (Berkeley poet of the 50s), who died of alcoholism, had as his last words, "My vocabulary did this to me." (The phrase also appears in Baysans's poem "Weak Knees".)
³tongue: Robert Peters, "The Blood Countess" (from The Blood Countess, 1987, first edition), p. 28: "We stop her mouth with dung./ Chop off her tongue!"
21. ¹cut-up: "The method is simple: pick a text, any text - Shakespeare, the Bible, Moby Dick, Newsweek, a letter. Type a page from one of these and one or more of the others. Cut down the middle, cut each of these down the middle, place section 1 beside section 3, and section 2 beside 4; these now make a new page. Read across and type the results. You have a new text ungoverned by your conscious mind. You are now a writer. This was the first method for doing cut-ups[.]" Harold Norse, Memoirs of a Bastard Angel, p. 356.
²Hotel Univers: "(Rimbaud) is heading for the Grand Hotel, one of two French-run hotels in the colony [Steamer Point, in the Arabian port of Aden]. Its signboard, painted in letters two metres high, is visible from the wharf: Grand Hotel de l'Univers. This improbably cosmic name brings a momentary reminiscence of his home town, Charleville, and of a certain Café de l'Univers up by the railway station, the scene of all those drunken declamatory evenings with Delahaye, with Izambard, with..." Charles Nicholl, Somebody Else, p. 4.
³"In....Rimbaud": Harold Norse, Memoirs of a Bastard Angel, 1989, William Morrow and Company, Inc., pp. 353-354, First printing.
22. ¹book: Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater, "Poverty is a relatively mild disease for even a very flimsy American soul, but uselessness will kill strong and weak souls alike, and kill every time." p. 184. First paperback printing, Dell, 1970; © 1965.
²inventions: Time Magazine, February 24, 2003, by George Johnson, "In the latest of a steady stream of small developments, researchers [...] caused an electrical current in a superconducting ring to flow simultaneously clockwise (representing 1) and counter-clockwise (0). The result was a 'qubit,' a quantum representation of both the digits of binary arithmatic. [...] [T]he result is an exponential explosion in computing power."
³system: John Schwartz and Matthew L. Wald, New York Times News Service, April 13, 2003, "In the Challenger case, fingers were not openly pointed in the report of the official investigation, but blame was quietly implied. Paradoxically, [Diane] Vaughn [of Boston College, whose scholarly review of the 1986 disaster in her book, 'The Challenger Launch Decision: Risky Technology, Culture and Deviance at NASA,' earned her a platform as an expert in the Colombia case] maintains, that clouded the fact that the true error resided in the system. [...] 'You have to look beyond individuals and look to the situation in which they work,' Vaughan added. 'Otherwise you're just going to reproduce the problem. [...] The no-fault approach bothers some at NASA who say they think that determining responsibility for mistakes is important. A space agency employee who is working on the shuttle investigation cited a remark attributed to Adm. Hyman Rickover, the father of the nuclear Navy: 'Unless you can point your finger at the man responsible when something goes wrong, then you have never had anyone really responsible.' ¶"Vaughan agrees that individual responsibility is important. But she draws a distinction between assigning responsibility and scapegoating, which she maintains does not fix the deeper problem. 'You change the cast of characters, and you don't change the organizational context,' she said. 'And the new person can be under the same constraints and conditions that they were under before.'"
23. ¹"Ain't It Something": song by Lyle Lovett on the soundtrack for the movie "Dr. T and the Women". Also in the movie, Helen Hunt's character puts a Lyle Lovett album on her stereo before seducing Richard Gere's character.
²Germany: Rimbaud would have fit well with a migration of dissatisfied Germans who moved to the Volga region of Russia (1860s) or, later (1870-80s), with a Protestant group of "Brothers." See: letter, by "a Herr von Loen," quoted in the introduction to The Volga Germans by Richard D. Scheurman & Clifford E. Trafzer (1985, paperback), p. 21, "Woe to those princes who by their lusts, tyranny, and mismanagement bring misfortune on so many people! [,,,] What is he to do? The most justifiable course consistent with his duty is to leave the land which is unworthy of good citizens and seek another where such citizens are valued and sought after. So he leaves, though willingly, his homeland, his acquaintances and friends, the social life he enjoys, and so on. With a sorrowful heart, he chooses, as a wise man, the lesser of two evils; he prefers to risk his fortunes rather than remain in a country where his ruin is inevitable." (Originally appeared in Briefe über die Auswanderung der Unterhanen besonders nach Russland [Gotha, 1770].) Also, page 89, "Members of the Brotherhood expressed their theology in terms of a living dynamic expression of faith. [...] They taught that the Holy Spirit would then manifest itself in the believer's life through nonconformity to the world, involving a personal lifestyle of piety, prayers, study, and devotion to God."
³"The Owls Are Not What They Seem": Song by Invisible Doctors, track 4 of their CD, "Did You Lose Me?", "The Owls Are Not What They Seem" written by Chris Hannemann, recorded in Portland, Oregon, 2002.
24. ¹pridefull spell: Allan Ginsberg, "On Reading William Blake's 'The Sick Rose'," "Is this black vision of my sight/ The fashion of a prideful spell [?}" From The Gates of Wrath, ©1972 by Allan Ginsberg, a collection of his early (pre-Howl) poetry. "On Reading" was written in "East Harlem, summer 1948[.]"
²correspondence: The letter, written to Dean S-, was an only copy and given by Edward Lacie to Sheriff Terry Gardner under a plate of toast on Halloween, 1979.
³degenerate art: "Degenerate Art: The Fate of the Avant-Garde in Nazi Germany," an exhibit of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, February 17-May 12, 1991. Also The Art Institute of Chicago, June 22-September 8, 1991.
25. ¹home: Enid Starkie, Rimbaud, "But she always suffered in silence; and there is nothing more calculated to bring out the worst in man or woman, than the behaviour of those who suffer in silence and turn the other cheek." p. 191.
²coffee drinkers: David Kopay and Perry Deane Young, The David Kopay Story, "Homosexuals, like athletes, often have little more in common than coffee drinkers do." p. 10, © 1977, first edition, hardcover, Arbor House.
³Return: The Castle of No Return by R.G. Austin, a "Which Way Book" (#1), text © 1982 by R.G. Austin. As the book is read, choices are made and different storylines chosen. The story is told in second person ("If you run toward the door, go to page 82," "If you go down the stairs, go to page 64.") and has 34 possible endings. First printing of an Archway Paperback, there are nine titles in the series according to a list inside.
26. ¹as much: Gertrude Stein, The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas, "Then there was the youngest of the cubists. I never knew his name. He was doing his military service...." From Selected Writings of Gertrude Stein, p. 104.
²Z: The climax of Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand, page 1066 of the paperback version I've read, is the Aristotilian postulate, "A is A."
³Juan Gris: Woody Allen, "A Twenties Memory," "Juan Gris, the Spanish cubist, had convinced Alice Toklas to pose for a still life. [...] I became increasingly friendly with Scott [F. Scott Fitzgerald -ewl] in the next few years, and most of our friends believed that he based the protagonist of his latest novel on me and that I had based my life on his previous novel and I finally wound up getting sued by a fictional character." From Getting Even, pp. 69-71.
27. ¹hidden talents: Edward Albee, "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf" - "You have ugly talents, Martha.... Hideous gifts."
²best attribute: Poet X was a liberal tipper, according to Jon, the bartender at Boxx's. (Philip Whalen, "Prose Take-Out, Portland," first line: "I shall know better next time than to drink with any but certified drunks...." p. 315, The Portable Beat Reader.)
28. ¹box: Edward Albee, Box and Quotations from Chairman Mao Tse-Tung, © 1968, 1969, Edward Albee, Pocket Book edition, March, 1970. Lines from the play(s) appear in caps in the episode.
²church: I can find no other notes about whatever it may have been that I suspected about a remote church outside of town. I do remember which church this refers to but not what it means.
³and now I know: The phrase is repeated as a special effect on "A Night At the Opera" by the rock group Queen (1974, the album includes Queen's influential and popular song, "Bohemian Rhapsody").
29. ¹writing: "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.
²poem: "Taken to the Twin Peaks of Harar" by Lucas Edwards.
³Minot: Kurt Vonnegut, The Sirens of Titan, "Dr. Frank Minot, in his Are Adults Harmoniums?, sees something more sinister in the love children have for the book." p. 197, paperback, © 1959, twenty-ninth printing (Nov. 1977).
30. ¹key: In the movie "Jumpin' Jack Flash", Whoopie Goldberg's character repeats the line, "The key is the key." She has been injected with sodium pentathol, and "The key is the key" is her explanation of the secret the spies pursuing her are after.
²war: Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., Player Piano, p. 184. Delacourt Press/Seymour Lawrence edition, hardcover, 1952.
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