Thursday, November 17, 2005

thanks, Gtude

"She needed privacy: on my wall there hangs a letter from her to an
editor or writer: 'My dear Glass, / I am sorry not to see you but I
am already in the country. / You must not take Europe too seriously,
it is a comfortable place to be alone and that is for many purposes a
necessity. / Good luck to you always, / Gtude Stein.' "

now this is more like it! feeling better about étrangèretude... as well as enjoying g-tude's anachronistically hip-hop sign-off.

(found in Dick Higgins's _A Dialectic of Centuries: Notes towards a
Theory of the New Arts_. Higgins's Something Else Press reprinted
Stein's writing in the 1960s and 1970s along with a lot of concrete
poets that she inspired.)

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