When philosophy takes happiness as one of its problems, it enters into conflict with the socially dominant view. Such as it was framed by the Sophists in Plato’s day, and such as it is framed by the magazines or the psychology manuals today.
Dadaists would regularly fling open the doors of the local taverns, shout „Dada!” at the top of their voices, and disappear again as quickly as they had come.
Sound Poetry is marked as much by its differences as its similarities. It is, above all, a practice of freedom. Most artists have entered the domain feeling consciously the current inadequacy of language.
Postmodernism aimed further than merely calling for a re-evaluation of power structures: it said that we are all in our very selves nothing more than the breathing aggregate of those structures.
But the film-makers did not want the films to “be” real, only to have come “from” the real. A dream is only ever an amalgam, a mirror, a reflection rather than the reflected.
Gaļas grillējas spēcīgā vējā, tām pārlietas mērces,
dūmi kāpj augšup pār tikko staigātiem ceļiem un aizlokās gājējam līdzi.
Bākules-Veiras dzejas rotaļām nav auglīgi tuvoties, bruņotam tikai ar vispārīgiem, tipiskiem priekšstatiem par dzejas uzbūvi un jēgu, pirms tam noteikti ir vērts iepazīt (vai vismaz zināt) šo to no dadaistu un sirreālistu darbiem un uzskatiem – šeit gribas saskatīt vistuvāko radniecību.
The plumy way in which his dipper lip blooms up the word ‘wonderful’ wins her over: she buries a white nose beneath his ear.
Kas ģērba Ajlanu otrdien pirms došanās uz jūras krastu, tētis vai mamma? Vai viņi steidzās? Vai viņš arī teica “Papa, ņam, ņam”, cerot izdiedelēt kādu sulu vai cepumu?
Style, then, involves a meeting between arrangements inside the prose and expectations outside it.