“Was not their mistake once more bred of the life of slavery that they had been living?—a life which was always looking upon everything, except mankind, animate and inanimate—‘nature,’ as people used to call it—as one thing, and mankind as another, it was natural to people thinking in this way, that they should try to make ‘nature’ their slave, since they thought ‘nature’ was something outside them” — William Morris

Thursday, March 8, 2012


Michael writes (and I accidentally deleted it!):

I've just begun listening to this series of podcasts, and I am enjoying them very much. I was wondering where I can go to read more about the "space" of poetry and/or theories of paratactic rhythm. Your explanation of these ideas are wonderful, and if you could point me in the direction of further reading I would really appreciate it.

Well that's very nice of you Michael. I don't know any texts that address parataxis in more detail than I've been doing but I'll keep my eye out.

1 comment:

Seth Forrest said...

Tim, Al Filreis of PennSound and UPenn fame, recently posted this excerpt on parataxis from an article by Donald Davidson.

Thought you might find it's conflation of grammatical and object status with politics to be interesting.