Skip to main content

Someone chanced to say, “Good exegesis”.

The Slow as Molasses Press

The excerpt below
is drawn from the first chapter
of

The Robber Baron, 

Passive Aggressive and 

Aesthetic Origins of 

Adam Panflick 

(Panflick History Book 1) 

[Kindle Edition]


If I may be bold for a moment, what if I were to say that along with everything else, Panflick is perhaps the leading theologian of his time? That would certainly be worth something.

What if I were to say that Panflick has surpassed even the great Nietzsche as a psychologist? That he has  arrived at a synthesis undreamed of by the unfortunate wanderer of yore. Surely that would raise a brow.

And what, pray tell, would you say, if in these chapters you found a character more fully described, and deeply understood, than even the great Leopold Bloom himself?

None of these things may prove true to your satisfaction. But, humor me. Accord to Panflick the prospect at least of rivaling the great Quixote, the valiant Falstaff, even the enduring composite left to us by the celebrated gambler Dostoevsky. Yes, the Karamazov brothers.

Now I do not seek a chorus of children, crying, “Hurrrah for Panflick!” Our hero would, I’m certain, be content with the casual remark of a total stranger, treasured always. It came on the night of one Panflick's greatest triumphs. Someone chanced to say, “Good exegesis”.


Popular posts from this blog

Etc.

"Sto Perigiali" One of the Surpassingly Best Tunes Theodorakis Has Written

A Setting for a Poem "Denial" Beloved by the Greek People by the Nobel Prize Winning Poet Giorgos Seferis

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dhk0ckaCxDI
The remarkable video at the link above is of a performance of "Sto perigiali" Mario Frangoulis and Mikis Theodorakis in 2001.

Frangoulis and Theodorakis are joined by musicians, including two bouzouki players, and a very large audience that is completely familiar with the words. The audience joins in at Frangoulis' prompt.

This is my very favorite Theodorakis melody. Those who know Theodorakis only for his "Zorba" music are in for a treat. When I was in Athens in 1966, for a short period of study with Constantinos Doxiadis, I knew nothing of Theodorakis. But about five years later, my friend Irene Vassos sang "Sto perigiali" to us. I have never gotten the tune out of my mind.

Later, when Irene joined our group to form a travelling company performing "New Rain", I learned to pick out a …

Obama Ads Should Be Grass Roots Cinema Verite

ShortFormContent at Blogger: How President Obama Can Win Christian Conservatives:

'via Blog this'

To counter the invidious efforts of Karl Rove and the Brothers Koch, simple videos of everyday people expressing gratitude for specific results from specific things that the President has achieved will create a signature response that will turn the tables on the Super PACs.

There could be an intro that flags lies distortions and anonymous attacks as unreal and even criminal and a cut to what is real, recognizable and not anonymous I am (name). I have lived here in (name) for (time). Thanks to (President Obama's (name) Act ... and so forth for ten seconds. Close with a continuation of the story narrated over evocative images and simple acoustic music.

This would be a fantastic way to counter the attacks on the President. For every specific attack, a video that shows the truth. And grass roots people who intend to vote for the President.




Charles Sanders Peirce - Thinking in Three…