[ilds] Youth Movement

Kennedy Gammage gammage.kennedy at gmail.com
Wed May 6 19:11:21 PDT 2015


Darn you Willem Peter! I had a great post all prepared:

"What is this, the Old Farte Bunion Club? I thought this was the
International Lawrence Durrell Society!"

You spoilt everything!

:>)

On Wed, May 6, 2015 at 6:01 PM, Denise Tart & David Green <
dtart at bigpond.net.au> wrote:

>  Willem Peter, where have you been hiding all this time?
>
> I like what you say. Take care of the ego. time moves on, for every road
> into the future, there is a centurion guarding the past; we need both.
>
> Cheers,
>
> David
>
>
> 16 William Street
> Marrickville NSW 2204
> +61 2 9564 6165
> 0412 707 625
>
>  *From:* Willem Peter Hartgring <wphartgring at gmail.com>
> *Sent:* Thursday, May 07, 2015 9:59 AM
> *To:* Denise Tart & David Green <dtart at bigpond.net.au> ;
> ilds at lists.uvic.ca
> *Subject:* Re: [ilds] Youth Movement
>
>
>
> Pessimistic also . . . in this line of thinking.
>
> Although I booze and chain smoke, the vast ego has dissolved
>
> to a place where it is taken care of better.
>
>
>
> One can simply dump it. To have an ego is bourgeois, a corporate
>
> thing to carry around. To be or not to be = to be and not toy be.
>
>
> To be real, one has to withdraw to nature these days. To the calm
>
> process of wonder. Durrell was a great teacher, I remember to have
>
> found his books in the right order on the book shelves of my friends.
>
> The Quartet. Even more, I re-read Borges in dark nights, and
>
> re connected  with his wonderous universe.
>
>
> There is a self, and a over self. This is the way to grow, is not
>
> found in the youth, but in advanced study and knowledge.
>
>
> Durrell has lived on the edges of a culture doomed to fade.
>
> The dance of decades.  A master in that.
>
> It has to fade away, his work, into oblivion.
>
>
> Every decade has its master, or faster.
>
>
> No one steers the wheel. Apparatus is the new god.
>
> Apps. You, believers of the word, in your corner,
>
> I will read your post in the way of visiting a grave.
>
>
> Salut, Willem Peter.
>
>
>
> On Wed, May 6, 2015 at 11:47 PM, Denise Tart & David Green <
> dtart at bigpond.net.au> wrote:
>
>>
>> Writers used to be big news in the pre and early television age. My dad
>> remembers people like Brendan Behan and Dylan Thomas making head lines and
>> Hemmingway too. That's not the case now. I mainly hear about writers and
>> books on the Public Radio i.e. the ABC or in Arts sections of SOME weekend
>> papers such as the Sydney Morning Herald, the Age or the Australian.
>> Otherwise it is all about politicians, terrorists, the rich and fatuous
>> (very few writers) sport and business. Corporatisation and the destruction
>> of people into market segments is insidious and pervasive and education is
>> no different. I see little attention to critical thinking, but a lot on
>> producing a certain 'type' of person. watch out for Global Standard Person.
>> Durrell and Miller would turn in their respective graves. Maybe the writers
>> need to be more outrageous like Houllebecq or go on Barnstorming benders
>> like Behan and Thomas. When I writers interviewed these days, they all
>> sound so nice and tame and modest and look way too fit. Where  are the
>> chain smoking booze artists with vast egos and libidos. where is Anais Nin?
>> maybe they are out there, hiding their light under a bushel. Perhaps
>> medical science can bring Ernest back to life?
>>
>> David
>> 16 William Street
>> Marrickville NSW 2204
>> +61 2 9564 6165 <%2B61%202%209564%206165>
>> 0412 707 625
>>
>>
>> --------------------------------------------------
>> From: "Bruce Redwine" <bredwine1968 at earthlink.net>
>> Sent: Wednesday, May 06, 2015 10:01 PM
>> To: <ilds at lists.uvic.ca>
>> Subject: Re: [ilds] Youth Movement
>>
>> I'm pessimistic about the future of literature.  I agree with David
>>> Green. We live in an age without great writers and without an appreciation
>>> of greatness.  The culture has radically changed.  Corporate culture has
>>> taken over, and that includes both the publishing industry and the academic
>>> production of MFAs.  It's all about the "bottom line" and standardization.
>>>
>>> Bruce
>>>
>>>
>>>
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