Archive for:March, 2010

Androgyny & Creativity: 4 Views

March 26th, 2010

        From Roberto Bolaño –

“Then I told him that I thought poets were hermaphrodites and that they could only be understood by each other.”

        & from Coleridge via Virginia Woolf:

“Coleridge [...] said that a great mind is androgynous. It is when this fusion takes place that the mind is fully fertilized and uses all its faculties. [...] Perhaps a mind that is purely masculine cannot create, any more than a mind that is purely feminine, I thought. [...]

         & more from Woolf:

Coleridge certainly did not mean, when he said that a great mind is androgynous, that it is a mind that has any special sympathy with women; a mind that takes up their cause or devotes itself to their interpretation. Perhaps the androgynous mind is less apt to make these distinctions than the single-sexed mind. He meant, perhaps, that the androgynous mind is resonant and porous; that it transmits emotion without impediment; that it is naturally creative, incandescent and undivided.”
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[posted by: C Way at 12:57 PM]

[file under: non-fiction & essays]

Protein Transfer No. 2

March 2nd, 2010





[Image: from "Modifications to the ICE 'Polyhedral Model Kit'"
by Phillip Barak, PhD, Assoc Prof, Dept of Soil Science
 at Univ of Wisconsin-Madison]

[posted by: C Way at 7:55 PM]

[file under: Ekphrasis]