Saturday, November 28, 2015

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Extraordinary Discourse 252

Talk Chops

Popular culture isn't a freeze-frame; it is images zapping by in rapid-fire succession, which is why collage is such an effective way of representing contemporary life. The blur between images creates a kind of motion in the mind.
James Rosenquis

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Extraordinary Discourse 251

Disruptive Intelligence

For myself, the only way I know how to make a book is to construct it like a collage: a bit of dialogue here, a scrap of narrative, an isolated description of a common object, an elaborate running metaphor which threads between the sequences and holds different narrative lines together.
Hilary Mantel

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Extraordinary Discourse 250

Fishin' In The (Human) Condition

My God! The English language is a form of communication! Conversation isn't just crossfire where you shoot and get shot at! Where you've got to duck for your life and aim to kill! Words aren't only bombs and bullets —no, they're little gifts, containing meanings!
Philip Roth


Saturday, October 31, 2015

Extraordinary Discourse 249

Talkstream Takeaways

A written word is the choicest of relics. It is something at once more intimate with us and more universal than any other work of art. It is the work of art nearest to life itself. It may be translated into every language, and not only be read but actually breathed from all human lips; -- not be represented on canvas or in marble only, but be carved out of the breath of life itself.
Henry David Thoreau,