It Just Doesn’t All Go Together, Does It?

Brett Cooke writes in Biopoetics, “The very universality of the arts, surely not a pure accident, by itself argues strongly for the opposite position – namely, that the arts perform some sort of vital role in determining our evolutionary fate.”

I find that disconcerting when earlier Cooke wrote, “Indeed, our findings should be taken to suggest that the arts be restored to their former prominence. both in the classroom and in our wider social discourse. With ease and pleasure they train us in a variety of valuable cognitive skills……

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“Poetics is distinguished from hermeneutics by its focus not on the meaning of a text, but rather its understanding of how a text’s different elements come together and produce certain effects on the reader.” -Wikipedia.

Biopoetics does not exist, this also from Wikipedia.

I love nothing more than reading a book with a title that does not exist, as is the case with Biopoetics, a book edited by Brett Cooke and Frederick Turner.

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If you speak German, then you know the meaning of the word “urstoff”. You might also quarrel with the definition I list. I understand  urstoff as the primary stuff of the universe. Stuff that has persisted and undergone change.

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Alphabetical Emotions: Xeroxed

Irene well said.

Reflections and Nightmares- Irene A Waters (writer and memoirist)

X To feel xeroxed is to feel vulnerable, to feel that you could be copied. Although the emotion is not new the name has come into being sometime in the sixties or seventies. Xerox the company made it’s name with the first photocopier in the world in 1959. In the sixties to nineties xerox was synonymous with photocopying and I presume that the emotion xeroxed came into being somewhere in this time. Feeling xeroxed is something that perhaps a lot of bloggers feel but I take minor precautions and trust that the world is basically good and wouldn’t do it.

So I don’t feel x-rayed – yes another synonym for vulnerable, violated with the added meaning of transparent. Nor do I feel xd out, unimportant. I could start to think that I was talking a foreign language and that is one thing that I don’t feel xenophobic. In fact I thing…

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