Saint Cecilia's Day
"Death itself would start
-- Aslan in The Chronicles of Narnia
Celebrity Obits, Nov. 22, 2005 --
See also the previous entry, and this follow-up:
"Shattuck's death on Thursday... was reported by his
nephew, John Shattuck, head of the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation,
The Boston Globe reported Saturday." - Boston.com
"The White Witch rules Narnia,
and has brought to it
the Hundred Years of Winter."
-- The Narnia Academy
and the foundation of the
David Morrell Counterintelligence Library:
|In his honor, some excerpts from previous entries:|
Wednesday, January 19, 2005 --
I just subscribed to The New York Review of Books online for another year, prompted by my desire to read Roger Shattuck on Rimbaud....
The Shattuck piece is from 1967, the year of The Doors' first album.
"How did this poetic sensibility come to burn so bright?"
(See Death and the Spirit, Part II.)
The photo of Nicole Kidman
is from Globe Song
(Log24, Jan. 18, 2005).
The Times says Shattuck died
on Thursday (Dec. 8, 2005).
Here, from 4:00 AM on the
morning of Shattuck's death,
is a brief companion-piece
to Eight is a Gate:
Four is a Door:
Tanner may have stated it best:
“V. is whatever lights you to
the end of the street:
she is also the dark annihilation
waiting at the end of the street.”
(Tony Tanner, page 36,
"V. and V-2," in
Pynchon: A Collection
of Critical Essays.
Ed. Edward Mendelson.
Englewood Cliffs, N. J.:
Prentice-Hall, 1978. 16-55).
She's a mystery
a woman should be
Woman in black
got a hold on me
-- Foreigner 4
She's in midnight blue,
the words ring true;
woman in blue
got a hold on you.
For the birthday of
|"This world is not conclusion;|
| A sequel stands beyond,|
|Invisible, as music,|
| But positive, as sound.|
|It beckons and it baffles;|| 5|
| Philosophies don’t know,|
|And through a riddle, at the last,|
| Sagacity must go.|
|To guess it puzzles scholars;|
| To gain it, men have shown|| 10|
|Contempt of generations,|
| And crucifixion known."|
How do you add a single
point to a plane to
give it the shape
of a globe?
the lover, and
Russell Crowe as Santa's Helper.
(James Jesus Angleton)
A film by Robert De Niro,
now in production:
The Good Shepherd
"Will follow James Wilson, a Yale graduate recruited
as one of the founders of the CIA. The character is
said to be based on the legendarily shrewd but paranoid
counterintelligence chief James Jesus Angleton." - The Z Review
"It's all in Plato
-- C. S. Lewis Talking Narnia to Your Neighbors ChristianityToday.com
by Keri Wyatt Kent
"The summer Lindy Lowry was 20,
she rejected the Christian faith
she'd had since childhood--
dismissing it as a fairy tale
that made no sense
in a world full of evil." Tales from
The New Yorker:
“Brokeback Mountain” and
“The Chronicles of Narnia.”
by ANTHONY LANE
"This slow and stoic movie, hailed as a gay Western, feels neither gay nor especially Western...."
The Chronicles of Narnia:
"If the movie has to forgo Lewis’s narrative tone, with its grimly
Oxonian blend of the bluff and the twee ('And now we come to one of the
nastiest things in this story'), that is fine by me. And, if there is
Deep Magic, as Lewis called it, in his tale, it resides not in the
springlike coming of Aslan but in the dreamlike, compacted poetry of
Lewis’s initial inspiration—the sight of a faun...."
Concluding Unscientific Postscript
From The Circle is Unbroken,
a web page in memory of
June Carter Cash:
Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch ("Q"), quoting Socrates--
"By Hera," says Socrates, "a fair resting-place, full of summer sounds and scents! This clearing, with the agnus castus
in high bloom and fragrant, and the stream beneath the tree so
gratefully cool to our feet! Judging from the ornaments and statues, I
think this spot must be sacred to Acheloüs and the Nymphs."
See, too, Q's quoting of Socrates's prayer to Pan, as well as the cover of the May 19, 2003, New Yorker:
For a discussion of the music that
Pan is playing (today's site music
see my entry of Sept. 10, 2002,
"The Sound of Hanging Rock