Monthly Archives: January 2012

“the world as representation . . . only begins with the opening of the first eye”

The existence of this whole world remains for ever dependent on that first eye that opened, were it even that of an insect. For such an eye necessarily brings about knowledge, for which and in which alone the whole world … Continue reading

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Unsaid Six: Recipient of the Transport of the Aim Poetry Prize Announced!

Shabnam Piryaei is the recipient of the 2012 Transport of the Aim Poetry Prize. The prize is awarded annually to a poet whose work both embraces and conveys the maxim of poem 1109, by Emily Dickinson.

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Unsaid Six: Recipients of Joan Scott Memorial Fiction Award Announced!

The recipients of the 2012 Joan Scott Memorial Fiction Award are Luke B. Goebel, Tom McCartan, Kate Wyer, and Matt Bell. The award is given annually in honor of Ms. Scott, whose life as a bookseller and community leader was … Continue reading

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Unsaid Six: Recipients of the Ivory-Billed Woodpecker Award for Fiction in the Face of Adversity Announced!

The Ivory-Billed Woodpecker Award for Fiction in the Face of Adversity is given annually by Unsaid to writers who have chosen to live by an unshakable code of unprecedented difference. It is the adherence to this code—burnished by a stubborn … Continue reading

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The Fate of The Master – Clement Greenberg Gets Old

As for a universal human nature, or illusion of it, and how that might affect a peasant’s response to Art or Kitch; it seems to me Greenberg would admit a peasant, given the proper instruction, could be made to value … Continue reading

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Music and Mass Media

Glenn Gould is difficult to discuss. He is so odd, and for that very reason so clouded in myth, that it’s hard to see him for who or what is actually is. But this much is sure, that he retired … Continue reading

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Heart of Glass

Someone asked why it is so difficult for the characters in Virginia Woolf’s To The Lighthouse to say they loved one another. In Hegel, we see that the fundamental human need is not for food, clothing and shelter, but rather … Continue reading

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