Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Catullus 17

Well, I couldn't find a German translation of Catullus 17 online.  I read the Zukofskys' English version twice, read another English version and read the Latin original for the music.  My Latin does not yet seem up for the task of understanding Catullus.

Just a few days until Advent.  I look forward to rereading "A".

I looked over the preview to Robert Anton Wilson's unwritten The Tale of the Tribe at the end of his TSOG: The Thing That Ate the Constitution the other day because I wanted to see what Bob said about Bucky Fuller there.  A friend of mine had posted some stuff about Bucky on Facebook recently.  I had forgotten that Bob mentioned Louis Zukofsky in that preview, as one of the poets who continued the tradition of Ezra Pound, along with Basil Bunting, Allen Ginsberg, and Charles Olson.

I just noticed that the Zukofsky edition of Catullus jumps from 17 to 21.   (Other editions do as well.) I hope to post on Catullus 21 next week, but with Thanksgiving, I don't know if I'll get the chance.

Live long and prosper.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014


Finishing chapter 16 of Little/for careenagers, I wonder what Louis Zukofsky would have thought of the play and film Amadeus.  I suspect he would not have liked it.

I started this blog a year ago today.  I had hoped to post every week, but I have only done 47 posts before this one, many of them very short (like this one).  I had thought to try post every six days to try to catch up, but I think I would rather try to post every Wednesday with perhaps a few extra posts along the way.

I look forward to rereading "A" next month.