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alfredo_buscatti

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PostSubject: Re: [strike]Leaving[/strike] Left town for a couple of days.   Thu Oct 03, 2013 2:59 pm

Wish you'd had better weather but glad you made the most of it.
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PostSubject: Re: [strike]Leaving[/strike] Left town for a couple of days.   Thu Oct 03, 2013 3:32 pm

I do hope that you enjoyed yourself Kyle and had a nice respite.
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PostSubject: Re: [strike]Leaving[/strike] Left town for a couple of days.   Thu Oct 03, 2013 4:50 pm

All three pictures are good but the time warp B&W is excellent!! It really has the feel of a bygone era. I hope the trip is the beginning of an upswing for ya!
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PostSubject: Re: [strike]Leaving[/strike] Left town for a couple of days.   Thu Oct 03, 2013 5:50 pm

Beautiful, I'm jealous. I haven't used my typewriters in too long.

I'll be going salmon fishing in upstate New York in the very near future, though I don't think a tent has quite the same charm as a rustic cabin, nor is it any place for a typewriter.
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PostSubject: Re: [strike]Leaving[/strike] Left town for a couple of days.   Thu Oct 03, 2013 6:46 pm

Nice place to get away to for sure ! You're lucky to live so close to a place like that ! Razz 
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PostSubject: Re: [strike]Leaving[/strike] Left town for a couple of days.   Fri Oct 04, 2013 1:01 pm

This picture of Faulkner has always impressed me. Not much a fan of his writing (felt most of it was fairly drab and catered-to), but he, as a man, I can relate to the guy in a lot of ways.



...I guess that BW picture turned out to be my version, my homage. Once I saw it when I got home, I changed the color to a grayscale, and that was it. I hate 99% pictures of myself, because they lie. This one, though, was how I saw myself there, doing what I was doing. Distracted but working, sorting and surrounded by things important to me.

Monbla, I am lucky...lucky that a particular Parker 45 wrote particularly well up there. Smile

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(...just as lucky to be back with my friends, I might add...)
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PostSubject: Re: [strike]Leaving[/strike] Left town for a couple of days.   Fri Oct 04, 2013 6:51 pm

Glad to hear that !!Twisted Evil
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PostSubject: Re: [strike]Leaving[/strike] Left town for a couple of days.   Sat Oct 05, 2013 2:30 am

Re the black and white photo: Dammit, Kyle, you've got panache! Understated, perhaps, but panache, I say! Cool
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PostSubject: Re: [strike]Leaving[/strike] Left town for a couple of days.   Sat Oct 05, 2013 2:50 pm

Thanks RB. I think. Laughing For as unphotogenic as I am much of the time, rare snapshots in-the-life-of might as well be honest if not... "panache..."

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PostSubject: Re: [strike]Leaving[/strike] Left town for a couple of days.   Sat Oct 05, 2013 4:45 pm

Do you take your style quotes from Faulkner too Kyle? Khaki shorts with belt and no shirt, and.... are those Ugg boots? Suspect  No 5)

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PostSubject: Re: [strike]Leaving[/strike] Left town for a couple of days.   Sun Oct 06, 2013 3:15 pm

Yes, because in my picture, I'm wearing no shirt, weird shorts and funky boots. Clearly, you caught me, PeeDee. Laughing Sorry to destroy your titillation, but I'm quite OEM in the fashion department how I've been visually captured so far. Pay me enough, though, I'll sit around and amuse you dressed however you like. I'm shameless, remember?

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PostSubject: Re: [strike]Leaving[/strike] Left town for a couple of days.   Sun Oct 13, 2013 3:57 pm

IMHO, you have tossed Faulkner the writer off. How much of him did you read? Did you just start one of his novel's and form an opinion?

To my mind, and I wish to emphasize "my," he is one of the major stylists of the 20th century. For instance he will write one of his famous convolutions and then proceed, within the same style, to append a half-dozen or so sentences that layer meaning upon meaning. Also, his characterizations of what has been termed the Gothic South are unmatched. Also, as in "Light in August," he gives point of view to a second person, telling the first person account to yet a third person, thus building all three characters/plot in unison. His ability to establish rhetorical balance amidst his convolutions is altogether unmatched by any 20th Century writer except Henry James. Both were geniuses of syntax and found their art in elaborated prose forms.

I find him a perpetual challenge and an unmatched poet/novelist.

Again, all of the above is just my humble opinion.
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PostSubject: Re: [strike]Leaving[/strike] Left town for a couple of days.   Sun Oct 13, 2013 4:15 pm

Faulkner is the man who famously said "My own experience has been that the tools I need for my trade are paper, tobacco, food, and a little whisky." You have to like the guy.

"Light in August" is a little obtuse for all but the hard core Faulkner fans. One of the versions of "The Bear" can give you some insight into the brilliance of the guy, and it is pretty accessible.
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PostSubject: Re: [strike]Leaving[/strike] Left town for a couple of days.   Sun Oct 13, 2013 5:30 pm

Fr_Tom wrote:
Faulkner is the man who famously said "My own experience has been that the tools I need for my trade are paper, tobacco, food, and a little whisky." You have to like the guy.
Exactly why I dig the fella, perhaps not his work.

As a writer, Walt, I expect certain things. As a painter, musician, etc, too. I envy those who do what I cannot do, as they are a challenge. Faulkner can write, I'll give him that. His depth and thought always gave way to flowery imagery, which I'm not so much for. Granted, poetry and prose never were my strong suit, I also never felt so enamored by the craft of imagery that. Sound and the Fury, As I Lay Dying, those were examples of lofty creations that I simply couldn't relate to, no matter how well they might have been penned. His shorter stories, which I forget the titles of (been a long time since I read 'em), were a little more interesting, or they were simply shorter, therefore, I wasn't nodding off quite as much. I figure, if I can stay awake through Dostoyevsky or Thomas Mann, Faulkner wasn't quite flavored the way I like my soup.

I'd write more, but I just got done writing a small novella to a brother here via PM. I'm a bit tapped.

I don't discount or dismiss Faulkner. Just like I don't discount McClelland. Plenty of people like both, I just wasn't meshing with it. Recognized quality, incompatible product.

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PostSubject: Re: [strike]Leaving[/strike] Left town for a couple of days.   Sun Oct 13, 2013 9:43 pm

Never had time to decipher Faulkner since high school. Absolutely hate stream-of-consciousness b.s. Makes Dostoeyevsky read like Tom Clancy. But he may well be a genius, as evidenced by his innovative use of a corn cob pipe in Sanctuary, about the only thing of substance I remember.
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PostSubject: Re: [strike]Leaving[/strike] Left town for a couple of days.   Sun Oct 13, 2013 9:52 pm

"The Sound and the Fury" is stream-of-consciousness, but I don't believe any of the rest of his novels are, and I wouldn't say that his other novels I've read are, either. However, as above, the syntax is pushed hard, and that may give similar difficulty.
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PostSubject: Re: [strike]Leaving[/strike] Left town for a couple of days.   Sun Oct 13, 2013 11:21 pm

alfredo_buscatti wrote:
"The Sound and the Fury" is stream-of-consciousness, but I don't believe any of the rest of his novels are, and I wouldn't say that his other novels I've read are, either. However, as above, the syntax is pushed hard, and that may give similar difficulty.
THIS and I think ya have to be from the South and raised here to "get" him. Razz Razz 
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PostSubject: Re: [strike]Leaving[/strike] Left town for a couple of days.   Mon Oct 14, 2013 8:24 am

monbla256 wrote:
alfredo_buscatti wrote:
"The Sound and the Fury" is stream-of-consciousness, but I don't believe any of the rest of his novels are, and I wouldn't say that his other novels I've read are, either. However, as above, the syntax is pushed hard, and that may give similar difficulty.
THIS and I think ya have to be from the South and raised here to "get" him. Razz Razz 
I never considered that I was operating under a regional deficit. Though I believe I understand who the characters are based on what they do and say, and what others say about them, I'm sure I'd understand them better if I were Southern. But then again that wouldn't be enough. I'd have to be Southern, poor and living in the vestiges of an agrarian society about to be overwhelmed by an enveloping, nondescript commerciality, featuring a mall on every corner; an architecturally vapid brainlessness whose physicality demonstrates a barren culture that worships money.

I could could go on but will spare you.
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PostSubject: Re: [strike]Leaving[/strike] Left town for a couple of days.   Mon Oct 14, 2013 2:16 pm

5)

Y'all have a funny way of not being able to separate "didn't understand" with "didn't prefer."  

Here, I'll counterbalance it a little:  I probably understand Faulkner's writing more than any of you.  Do you believe that?  It wouldn't matter anyway.  His life, his tastes, his thought process, it makes sense to me.  His output is irrelevant, it's just a matter of the teller telling the tale.  One craftsman of words is always going to be critical of another.   That's the nature of knowing what one does, and where he lay in the scope of things.  His writing, and any writing, I cannot in good conscience say enlightened me or inspired me when it simply doesn't, that'd be disingenuous.  I respect the hell out of the man.  I also respect Hemingway and Steinbeck.  You won't catch me with one of their books under my arm, either.   I also won't be smoking Royal Yacht or Haddo's Delight any time soon.  Laughing

Locale also gives way to time period--none of us can "get" an era as much as we can imagine, because we weren't there. Does even that matter? Nope. The teller of the tale, that's his job. If he writes in a contemporary way of the day, will it withstand the test of time? Mark Twain sure managed to stay relevant, if you ask me. He lived everywhere, considered many places home. Nevada, the south, Europe...he lived in a time period foreign to all of us. Good storyteller, that one.

If books were still lauded and and appreciated as bastions of intelligence, entertainment and discovery for people like they were back in Faulkner's day, or had I been born in the early 1900's rather than the 1970's...I would have had a writing career without question.   Hardly anyone reads anymore, let alone appreciates good books (mostly talking from my generation's standpoint, mind you), so guys like me have to rely on other means to get their upwelling of words out.  

Kind of a waste, but there it is.  How lucky guys like Faulkner and his kind were to be able to do as they did.   So I can be a wannabe and an appreciator (or in this case, non-appreciator Laughing) and emulate a hero.   He just preferred to save blondes and I prefer brunettes.   I love you

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