hugo ball and sound poetry (o gadji beri bimba)

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HUGO BALL’S SOUND POETRY may seem a mere stringing of words to­gether to many readers or lis­teners. It is a form of verse without words. “Sound po­etry is an artistic form bridging lit­erary and mu­sical com­po­si­tion in which the pho­netic as­pects of human speech take the fore­ground in­stead of the more con­ven­tional se­mantic and syn­tactic values.” READ MORE

why does stephen king believe norman mailer and gerald posner? – part 2

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EVEN A CURSORY READ of the facts (“Just the facts, ma’am”) and not some­one’s opin­ions will re­veal a mass of data that would lead anyone free of as­sump­tions to as­sume that things just don’t add up. In 11/22/63, King does not deal with these in­con­sis­ten­cies, con­tra­dic­tions, and con­tro­ver­sies sur­rounding the ev­i­dence or lack thereof.  READ MORE

mark twain on being a writer and a reader

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“WHEN MARK TWAIN OPENED HIS MOUTH, strange things came tum­bling out. Things like hoaxes, jokes, yarns, ob­scen­i­ties, and non se­quiturs. He had a drawl—his ‘slow talk,’ his mother called it—that made his sen­tences long and sin­uous. One re­porter de­scribed it as a ‘little buzz-saw slowly grinding in­side a corpse.’ READ MORE