Saturday, June 14, 2008

I am but mad north by northwest

...though sometimes I do have trouble telling the difference between hawks and handsaws.

Anyway, I would commend to the reader Mircea Eliade's odd dictum that it is important to find mythic patterns in experience even if they aren't there. Richard Sudden has imposed an order on his experience that would do the Modernists proud, and his enterprise is even more Modernist than he intended, for he wasn't fully aware of just how much it echoes the great imaginative monuments of the twentieth century, Modernist or not.

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