Monday, December 03, 2007
TOTAL CHAOS FOREVERMONTH: Louis MacNeice
for you are out of
this life and cannot start any more hares for ever.
--Louis MacNeice, "The Casualty"
Pity poor Louis MacNeice, who today becomes the first recipient of my tender freehand pencil ministrations. If you are a space alien searching for answers--"What does a rabbit look like," for instance, or "How does a lever work," or "How is a human hand proportioned"--I beg you go elsewhere. But if you're interested in death throes and robo-hares and gloriously cross-hatched cottontail crotches, then welcome home. Also know that I got this book used and it is filled with cryptic student marginalia: "LITTERAL FINANCING," "what," "PROTESTANTS," and my personal favorite, "creating progeny--WASTED," so that may have influenced my interpretation to some degree.