Academic journal article Chicago Review


Academic journal article Chicago Review


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Our world the world of colors is the world. -Julian Beck

"Can you describe this. /1 cannot." References (in the negative) Anna Akhmatova's "Instead of a Preface" from Requiem.

"the national feelinglessness" is an expression of Julian Beck's. It appears in daily light daily speech daily life translated by Riccardo Duranti.

"That fight was over in 126 seconds" alludes to the famous fight between Sonny Liston and Floyd Patterson, September 25,1962, Chicago.

"Alle gluklichen familien ahneln einander; jede ungluck liche aber ist auf ihre eigene art unglucklich" is from a German translation of the first line of Anna Karenina jotted down when leafing through a bookshelf in the openair lobby of a hotel in the Dominican Republic. I failed to record the translator's name.

"Pigs are another bother" appears in Where the Strange Roads Go Down Mary Del Villar and Fred Del Villar's account of their journey on foot through the Tierra Caliente of Mexico in 1951. "These maps are worthless" appears in the text in Spanish as "no Servian para nada."

Pages beginning 10 and 15 are re-workings of a text composed for a collaboration titled "Ligature" with poet Forrest Gander and sculptor Douglas Culhane. …

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