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Added notes: Shakespeare as Ozymandias

[ by Charles Cameron — how Bill Benzon and Will Shakespeare lead me to Angus Wilson and Ruth Ozeki ] . Comments are now closed on my fairly recent post, Triangulation: Hoboken, Ramesses II, Ozymandias, so I can’t add there to the strand of the discussion that dealt...

Terror Is Glamour as War is Game

[ by Charles Cameron — on the necessary simultaneity of temporal and eternal perspectives ] . ** First as to glamour -– it may help to reflect that glamour, our word, comes not from Vogue but from the same origins as grammar (referring to languages) and grimoire (a...

Eternal recurrence

[ by Charles Cameron — from the Iliad via hadith to Afghanistan, 2011 ] . Daniel Mendelsohn, Battle Lines: A slimmer, faster Iliad, in The New Yorker: The August 22nd issue of Time featured, on its “Briefing” page, a quote from a grieving mother about her dead son....