In the course I am calling my “Bolshevik mega-class” we are reading Susan Sontag, “Against Interpretation.” This is good for Vallejo, and for my alleged paper that criticizes the biographical interpretations of him. Lorca, Borges, Vallejo, there is so much to work on. Axé.
This is an exact description of what happened to me with my ill-fated Vallejo book. Its ill fate killed me and it took me a long time — seven years, I believe — to understand. If I had understood it then I could have worked on or with the situation. But I did not understand … More Pérez Firmat
There is a dissertation written in rap and an article that connects Funes el memorioso to the digital world, Benjamin and more, and tries to get us beyond ideation. Or out of it. Mackenzie says the thought-action is the desirable alternative to ideation. Funes remembers everything but does not form concepts; he is pre- or … More Beyond literacy
Mail not sent I Dices: “No tengo prisa ni ganas de publicar el libro, tal como lo tienes, porque no es mejor que [mi último libro].” ¿Por qué, entonces, pediste la revisión de tu traducción, para una editorial? ¿Sobre todo si estabas todavía escribiendo el libro, añadiéndole cosas? Mail not sent II Un aspecto extraño … More Estoy enojada
Here is a detailed description. And they have that Amerindian number. Note: “The third number was released already in autumn 1942 with Paalen´s essay “Art and Science” about the Goethe-Newton debate on light, adapted to the dangerous imbalance of scientific and artistic notions in the modern world in view of the atomical danger. It contained … More Revista DYN
I am to write a short introduction and cannot get livelier or better informed than this. Axé.
Today I wrote a friend who is dying and said look: tomorrow without fail you must contact your estranged daughter, I guarantee you she would far rather know than not. I got a message back from the daughter saying my mother is too weak to speak but she much appreciates the messages I read to … More 26.XI
I am discarding No toda es vigilia la de los ojos abiertos because my copy is yellowing. It is very interesting on the question of the avant-garde subject, and I intend to return to it. I am discarding a yellowed book of essays on Vallejo by one whose ideas I find interesting, or stimulating. I … More Macedonio, Vallejo, poesía
I learned about this poet of fragmented of subjectivity, and the journal that article is in. I remembered about the politics of localization, which do not suggest we develop empathy as an activist strategy. I learned about current Mexican literature and avant-garde theory. I saw people thinking in a relaxed and precise way, and thought … More More things I learned, or remembered
Our review text for the day. Axé.