2/26/2010

Aleister Crowley on James Joyce and the Novel of the Mind



Aleister Crowley on the novel of the mind

1923

Extract from ‘The Genius of Mr. James Joyce’, New Pearson’s Magazine, xlix (July 1923), 52-3.

In a discussion of a new form of literature, the ‘novel of the mind’, the critic notes that this kind of fiction may ‘depart from artistic creation’.

. . . This form of writing has been saved, by the genius of Mr. James Joyce, from its worst fate, that of becoming a mere amateur contribution to medical text-books.

Every new discovery produces a genius. Its enemies might say that psycho-analysis—the latest and deepest theory to account for the vagaries of human behaviour—has found the genius it deserves. Although Mr. Joyce is known only to a limited circle in England and America, his work has been ranked with that of Swift, Sterne, and Rabelais by such critics as M. Valery, Mr. Ezra Pound and Mr. T. S. Eliot.

There is caution to be exercised in appraising the work of a contemporary. . . . I am convinced personally that Mr. Joyce is a genius all the world will have to recognize. I rest my proof upon his most important book Ulysses, and upon his first novel, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, and on such portions of Ulysses as have appeared. Before these he wrote two books, Chamber Music, a collection of most delicate songs, and Dubliners, sketches of Dublin life distinguished by its savage bitterness, and the subsequent hostility it excited. The Portrait when it appeared was hailed as a masterpiece, but it has been boycotted by libraries and booksellers for no discernible reason other than the fact that the profound descriptions tell the truth from a new, and therefore to the majority a disturbing, point of view.
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2/24/2010

NOH Play

“Consider the Tale of the Tribe as an alternative form of scripture. Which form’s of alternative scripture seem appropriate for the 20th Century? And which for the 21st?" --Robert Anton Wilson. Recorsi. 2005.


'Noh' or Accomplishment: a study of the classical stage of Japan
By Ernest Francisco Fenollosa, Ezra Pound



New approaches to Ezra Pound: a co-ordinated investigation of Pound's poetry ...
By Eva Hesse



Yeats the European
By Alexander Norman Jeffares



Transcending space: architectural places in works by Henry David Thoreau, E ...
By Taimi Anne Olsen



Modern drama in theory and practice: Symbolism, surrealism and the absurd
By J. L. Styan



Modernity in East-West literary criticism: new readings
By Yoshinobu Hakutani




Progress and identity in the plays of W.B. Yeats, 1892-1907
By Barbara Ann Suess



A calculus of Ezra Pound: vocations of the American sign
By Philip Kuberski

2/05/2010

TTOTT TEXTS v2.0

ARGUABLY The greatest single resource for the study of DR. Robert Anton Wilson's tale of the tribe.

--Steve fly agaric 23.

Marshall McLuhan: Renaissance for a wired world By Gary Genosko.

The medium and the magician: Orson Welles, the radio years, 1934-1952 By Paul Heyer.

The classic Noh theatre of Japan By Ernest Francisco Fenollosa, Ezra Pound

The legacy of Norbert Wiener By Norbert Wiener, David Jerison, Isadore Manuel Singer, Daniel W. Stroock

The virtual Marshall McLuhan By Donald F. Theall

Popular culture in a new age By Marshall William Fishwick

Vico and Joyce By Donald Phillip Verene

Science and sanity: an introduction to non-Aristotelian systems and general semantics By Alfred Korzybski

The Ezra Pound encyclopedia By Demetres P. Tryphonopoulos, Stephen Adams

Giordano Bruno and the geometry of language By Arielle Saiber

Giambattista Vico and Anglo-American science: philosophy and writing By Marcel Danesi

Beyond Good and Evil By Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche.

The New Anthology of American Poetry: Traditions and revolutions, beginnings... By Steven Gould Axelrod, Camille Roman, Thomas J. Travisano

The good European: Nietzsche's work sites in word and image By David Farrell Krell, Donald L. Bates

The Dragon Painter By Mary McNeil Fenollosa

At the speed of light there is only illumination: a reappraisal of Marshall McLuhan By John George Moss, Linda M. Morra

The Chinese Written Character as a Medium for Poetry: A Critical Edition By Ernest Fenollosa, Ezra Pound

From Whitney to Chomsky: essays in the history of American linguistics By John Earl Joseph

The imported pioneers: Westerners who helped build modern Japan By Neil Pedlar

Fearing the Dark: The Val Lewton Career By Edmund G. Bansak, Robert Wise

Spoken and written discourse: a multi-disciplinary perspective By Khosrow JahandarĂ­e

American literature and science By Robert J. Scholnick

The poetry of Ezra Pound By Hugh Kenner

Nietzsche: an introduction By Gianni Vattimo

News is people: the rise of local TV news and the fall of news from New York By Craig Allen