Posts Tagged ‘ emotion ’

Dear Jane –  at MUTTS Daily Email

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What It Means to Be a Man – The Atlantic

Anthony Blasko

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The hidden heart of Howl’s Moving Castle

1.Hayao Miyazaki is our Ovid, a fluent, majestic storyteller with a gift for deep connections and sudden transformations. At the end of his career, he’s rightfully acquired a reputation as a curmudgeon, a traditional

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Howard Hodgkin, Whose Paintings Were Coded With Emotion, Dies at 84 – The New York Times

Lorine Niedecker’s ‘Lake Superior’ — Rhetoric of the everyday | Jacket2

“Looking Out to the River,” Lorine Niedecker, Blackhawk Island, WI, March 1966 (image courtesy of the Fort Atkinson Historical Society).

” . . . poetry is especially important as a mode of inquiry; it accepts the necessity of mood to make sense of experience. Mood establishes a particular kind of bond between author and reader.”  – Martha Nussbaum

Rhetoric of the everyday | Jacket2.

The Century Of The Self – Part 1

The Centry of the Self |

On Kawara: Can conceptual art be emotional? | BBC – Culture

(David Zwirner, New York/London)

BBC – Culture – On Kawara: Can conceptual art be emotional?.

ursprache: real sentiment


real sentiment

     Remind me how we loved our mother’s body
our mouths drawing the first
thin sweetness from her nipples

our faces dreaming hour on hour
in the salt smell of her lap Remind me
how her touch melted childgrief

how she floated great and tender in our dark
or stood guard over us
against our willing

Women performing traditional roles are no longer to be ridiculed but rather understood as products of an oppressive order, with, even so, valuable qualities. The terms of evaluation chosen here may strike some readers as verging on sentimentality, but definitions of sentimentality are always culturally determined: it is not a timeless, abstract quality. (When the word “sentimental” was coined in the eighteenth century, it was used in praiseful contexts.) Direct expression of tender feelings in these lines is not doubt part of the women’s aesthetic Rich has been searching for; in any case, the poem has renounced most of the irony and intellectual artillery of her earlier work. If writing tenderly means losing some readers, Rich is prepared to do so, on the chance that she may be making available feelings formerly dismissed as unacceptable for art. Any occasion for reexamining aesthetic strictures ought, of course, to be welcomed. Do we go to poetry mainly to sharpen the psychic (or conversational) defenses useful in daily life or to gain access to feelings we haven’t, for whatever reason, acknowledged?

– Alfred Corn, “Contemporary Poetry’s Mother Tongues,” Atlas: Selected Essays, 1989-2007 (University of Michigan Press, 2009)

ursprache: real sentiment.

Order/disorder = ossification/alienation in Western psyche/society / Aaron Asphar: poetry, critical social theory and analysis



Order/disorder = ossification/alienation in Western psyche/society « Aaron Asphar: poetry, critical social theory and analysis.