Friday, July 29, 2011

from the Archives: Famished Craving - Part 86

Ovid's Metamorphoses: the ironic, debunking deconstructionist 'anti-ideologue' ideologue....











Tuesday, July 26, 2011

from the Archives: Famished Craving - Part 85



Hosea's description of a biblical people who attempt to return to paganism....
seen as picture of Dido, a pagan who having been 'infected' with Aeneas' historical project of building Rome, cannot return to just being queen of Carthage...
a preface to the difference in perspectives between Vergil and Ovid....










Saturday, July 23, 2011

from the Archives: Famished Craving - Part 84

Before beginning his examination of Ovid Gil quibbles with the following quote from C. S. Lewis:
“Christians and pagans have much more in common with each other than either have with a post Christian. The gap between those who worship different gods is not so wide as that between those who worship and those who do not. A post Christian is not a pagan. You might as well think a married woman recovers her virginity by divorce. The post Christian is cut off from the Christian past and therefore doubly cut off from the pagan past.”

(from C S Lewis' inaugural Lecture from The Chair of Mediaeval and Renaissance Literature at Cambridge University in 1954)











Thursday, July 21, 2011

Sunday, July 17, 2011

from the Archives: Famished Craving - Part 82

This excerpt picks up on the previous post about Courtney Love with Gil asking what does it mean to say, "I want to be the one with the most cake"?











Thursday, July 14, 2011

from the Archives: Famished Craving - Part 81

From Vergil's Aeneid to the NY Times...the metaphysics of fame


Courtney Love - "I want to be the one with the most cake."












1995 New York Times article referenced in this excerpt:
"A Singer Spurns Role of the Victim"

Monday, July 11, 2011

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Saturday, July 02, 2011