Tuesday, May 10: Read Grüner, thought.Wednesday, May 11: Worked on text, also read de Castro, Rama. I have 1345 polished words not including the footnotes, and some of my unpolished ones are more polished. I am comfortably into the piece now, and fascinated–and could drop my irrational work habits, I do not need them because … More Log May 10-15
Saturday: Touched the text. Just a few minutes.Sunday: Worried it, changed it, for an hour or so. Resolved: this week I read and organize notes.Monday: Looked briefly at some notes, touched the text.Tuesday: Edited briefly, made some progress.Wednesday: Missed.Thursday: Edited, thought, made some progress. There is a lot to do.Friday: Missed.Saturday: Edited some. There 1,134 … More Log April 23-May 9
This famous article is on JSTOR so I am recycling the marked-up copy from 1989, when it came out. That was 33 years ago. The piece is old but it’s classic, and the points it makes, even though no longer new, still apply. Some things I liked in it back then:– identity is not an … More Hall: Cultural Identity and Cinematic Representation
Saturday, April 16. One hour. I edited another sentence and came up to a total of 1051 words, that is to say, I added 54 words. 800 of these words are firm and very good.Sunday, April 17. Discovered that I don’t like my photocopy of Desde Europa and discovered you can get the whole book … More Yet another log
Sunday, April 10: Edited 49 words. My total is now 722. I put in a footnote on Mignolo and I see I will have to deal with him somewhat seriously. 30 minutesMonday, April 11: Edited 47 words. My total is now 748. I think what I wrote today was original philosophy and that I was … More Another log
Zelenskyy and Palestine: https://www.middleeasteye.net/opinion/israel-palestine-zelensky-ukrainian-jewish-role-dispossession Russian disinformation and The Nation (among many others): https://www.boundary2.org/2019/11/alexander-reid-ross-fooling-the-nation-extremism-and-the-pro-russia-disinformation-ecosystem/ Kremlin influence in the Canadian Green Party platform: https://web.archive.org/web/20201130232237/https://www.teamdimitri.ca/team_dimitri_releases_foreign_policy_platform Selective anti-imperialism: https://danhanrahan-45285.medium.com/understanding-the-selectively-anti-imperialist-or-selectively-imperialist-left-f8ef1c072ed0 Axé.
I really need to do one thing a day, not break the chain except maybe 1 day a week. Monday 3/28: 30 minutes. Write a sentence, write a note. Came back a little later and did a little more. I am up to 721 words, of which 484 have been edited. Something I can do … More Another writing log.
Denise da Silva’s work, as her commentator points out, is rough going because it is “dense” and also reference-laden. Who is so familiar with Kant et al, and Hartman et al, etc.? And da Silva is not just explaining them, she is doing something with them, so it is hard not to feel one is … More The essay — really bad first draft
GGM’s Nobel Prize lecture. One of the things it says its that Lat Am needs a literature as fabulous as its history. It also says the solitude of 100 años is Europe’s lack of solidarity and comprehension. It is an odd discourse overall. Gerald Martin: MR is an ideological strategem to collapse many kinds of … More Magical realism and things
Goodnight Moon is part of them. This article is very interesting. Axé.