Thursday, February 6, 2014

Everyman in thy most need

I've had this phrase in my head all week,  Everyman in thy most need  ( <--- link to everyman's library)

(By the 100th Anniversary in 2006 the list of authors Everyman’s Library publishes has been joined by Achebe, Allende, Bassani, Borges, Bulgakov, Calvino, Camus, Chandler, Penelope Fitzgerald, Forster, Grass, Greene, Hasek, Highsmith, Levi, Mahfouz, Mann, Marquez, Cormac McCarthy, Toni Morrison, Nabokov, Naipaul, Orwell, Plath, Rushdie, Solzhenitsyn, Steinbeck, Svevo, Updike, and Waugh, a catalogue that few publishers can rival in paperback and of course none in hardcover.)

actually the phrase I was trying to remember goes:  ”Everyman, I will go with thee and be thy guide, in thy most need to go by thy side” 

Annonyme has something to do with the generalization of Identity in same sense as Everyman.  Questioning the significance, import and stability of individual identity sounds whack but it can lead to some great thinking.  See the work Borges and I by Jorge Luis Borges for an exploration of the I in relation to it's biographical host.  I haven't read it in years.  I think I will put it on my list.  

My daughter is in the room listening to TimWillDestroyYou.  This is making me laugh a lot.  I had the thought that my efforts to create a blog similar to the one I admired in 2003 or so (lemonyellow) might be pretty lame.  I wonder, since I don't actually look for or read other people's blogs (although I enjoy Herbivoracious and am worried that I stopped getting newsletters in my email from him) whether anyone even bothers with the hyperlink.  Here I am fussing about whether any reader's will be able to tell a hyperlink when they see it and why I can't make the titles be links anymore.  Oh Well.

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