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by Jan
Wed Feb 02, 2005 10:40 am
Forum: Literary Symposium
Topic: 1973 - The Deathbird
Replies: 78
Views: 91302

Here's an eagerly anticipated update on my thinking process. The spark is either courage, or it's deliberately open to interpretation. The reason I'm not sure which is that there would be more people with courage than just him, wouldn't there? Perhaps he has even more of it than others, enough to ha...
by Jan
Mon Jan 31, 2005 9:50 am
Forum: Literary Symposium
Topic: 1975 - Shatterday
Replies: 28
Views: 36214

Would a simple please be enough? :-) Please post any thoughts you may have about the recording in general, I would be very interested and will wait patiently. It would be nice to know how different he makes Peter and Jay. We also haven't discussed the tv adaption, but I don't have it yet, so I can't...
by Jan
Mon Jan 31, 2005 7:27 am
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: January 2005
Replies: 0
Views: 19906

Recordings...

Name: Jan Source: unca20050211.htm Does anyone know if there are any plans for reissues of Harlan's records on cd? Or do we have to wait until it's feasible to publish them on the internet in a format similar to mp3? On the other hand, companies have recently begun to release cd's with mp3 music on...
by Jan
Mon Jan 31, 2005 6:33 am
Forum: Literary Symposium
Topic: #4 - Alive And Well And On A Friendless Voyage
Replies: 21
Views: 13811

It occurred to me that no one seems to have picked up on what the lady says to Moth: "I've come to realize we're all alone." This is a feeling one sometimes gets, and of course I wonder if this is something Harlan thought when writing the story, or if it's just characterization. The positioning of t...
by Jan
Sun Jan 30, 2005 5:43 pm
Forum: Literary Symposium
Topic: #4 - Alive And Well And On A Friendless Voyage
Replies: 21
Views: 13811

For me the key to the story lay in understanding that Moth was a receptacle for lending a body and a tongue to whatever the passenger was dealing with internally and enabling them for a moment to express their distance to or acceptance of what they have done. I didn't feel much ambiguity in that reg...
by Jan
Sun Jan 30, 2005 3:42 pm
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: January 2005
Replies: 0
Views: 19906

Name: Jan Source: unca20050211.htm Perhaps somewhere distant Kersh has rejoiced at seeing the price for one of his books go through the roof. It's one way of paying tribute to the writers we love. :-) If a book becomes too expensive for us to buy, at least we can take solace in having contributed t...
by Jan
Sat Jan 29, 2005 7:31 am
Forum: Literary Symposium
Topic: 1975 - Shatterday
Replies: 28
Views: 36214

but the reader's sympathies tend to shift to Jay And that starts when Peter becomes inexcusably aggressive. By the way, when I read the story, the Novins in the apartment always had a deeper voice that the one outside. I don't know why. Perhaps because he was a little calmer most of the time, didn'...
by Jan
Wed Jan 26, 2005 6:09 am
Forum: Literary Symposium
Topic: 1975 - Shatterday
Replies: 28
Views: 36214

but...if they are so different in priorities, ethics, morals, can they really be considered to be the same person? Absolutely, we have many potential of being many different people. The various 'sides' of us are in conflict with each other to a certain degree, and we should aspire to be the best po...
by Jan
Wed Jan 26, 2005 5:22 am
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: January 2005
Replies: 0
Views: 19906

Name: Jan Source: unca20050211.htm Hey Mark, I haven't read New Frontier, but if you can, try to get the WHO KILLED CAPTAIN KIRK? graphic novel (1993, out of print), which collects some of PD's early interconnected comics for the series, later unmatched in quality. Peter has written some of the fun...
by Jan
Tue Jan 25, 2005 2:59 am
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: January 2005
Replies: 0
Views: 19906

Name: Jan
Source: unca20050211.htm
Sorry, just this for Kristin. Amazon isn't always the cheapest way. THE TWILIGHT ZONE $45 incl. US postage. http://www.dvdsoon.com/show-title-detai ... uid=128224
by Jan
Tue Jan 25, 2005 2:48 am
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: January 2005
Replies: 0
Views: 19906

Name: Jan Source: unca20050211.htm Good morning! Not actually giving it another thought, there's just something I forgot to say which is important for my reputation. I didn't use the phrase "just a book". In fact, it's not like I don't have a fondness for the little things with all the printed stuf...
by Jan
Mon Jan 24, 2005 5:33 pm
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: January 2005
Replies: 0
Views: 19906

Name: Jan Source: unca20050211.htm Harlan, it's not "my discussion". I felt there shouldn't be a discussion of this matter for very obvious reasons, and said so, but as you know perfectly well, you can't control what comes after you. It was naive of me not to expect a reaction. However, I felt that...
by Jan
Mon Jan 24, 2005 12:36 pm
Forum: Literary Symposium
Topic: 1975 - Shatterday
Replies: 28
Views: 36214

Steve: I see your point, but I still disagree. The story isn't about impulses, it's about actions. Peter and Jay *both* have impulses (they are both complete in that way), only Jay doesn't permit the impulses to rule him anymore, which is what Peter does. The way I read it, the separation of the cha...
by Jan
Mon Jan 24, 2005 8:20 am
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: January 2005
Replies: 0
Views: 19906

Name: Jan
Source: unca20050211.htm
*ho-hum* The fact that Ellison is spending waaay too much on a book is not even under discussion here? :-) Not that it should be, but I've done my due and mentioned it.
by Jan
Mon Jan 24, 2005 4:21 am
Forum: Literary Symposium
Topic: 1975 - Shatterday
Replies: 28
Views: 36214

I tend to agree with lonegungirl that no integration of the characters takes place. What we see is a character changing by getting rid of a part of himself. The story is about personal ethics and responsibility in the context of the modern world (symbolized by the office buildings and the cold). Nov...

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