a fiction, a fictive foto, a fanciful design said to have been the greatest corporate nazi killer of them all…
Ben is lowered from the ceiling. After a moment of being alone, various office
â€œproductsâ€ begin to be lowered from the ceiling and set in place in Benâ€™s office
cubicle. As each product is lowered, it is possible that a face is reflected on the
product as a â€œchorus.â€ â€œParallel Text Aâ€ offers text for the chorus, but other
products could be included in the dÃ©cor without texts. The products continue to
descend as Ben goes through his monologue. After the cubicle is completely decorated,
a mirror could be implemented to make the cubicle appear as one of
Hi, my name is Ben! Iâ€™m calling from PEOPLES WIRELESS. Is Rebecca
Smith home? How you doing Rebecca? Are you satisfied with your cellular
- Horses: who will do it? out of manes? Words
- Will do it, out of manes, out of airs, but
- They have no manes, so there are no airs, birds
- Of words, from me to them no singing gut.
- For they have no eyes, for their legs are wood,
- For their stomachs are logs with print on them;
- Blood red, red lamps hang from necks or where could
- Be necks, two legs stand A, four together M.
- “Street Closed” is what print says on their stomachs;
- That cuts out everybody but the diggers;
- You’re cut out, and she’s cut out, and the jiggers
- Are cut out. No! we can’t have such nor bucks
- As won’t, tho they’re not here, pass thru a hoop
- Strayed on a manhole â€” me? Am on a stoop.
Because if you donâ€™t have a teacher, how have you created, what I called the
field of knowledge. But having worked with Winnicottâ€™s ideas, I then went on to
Lacanâ€™s ideas using discourse theory. And realised that what I was trying to talk
about was the fact that the teacher has to embody the object a. In other words
they have to embody a bit of existence that is missing to provoke the studentâ€™s
desire, without alienating them. So, in other words, we donâ€™t want a Master
discourse. If the teacher is present, in the normal expected sense that we have in
schools and in Universities, then that is automatically a Master discourse if they
start to teach in traditional ways. But if they reject that teachingâ€¦
39.1 Horses: in the first instance the poet is referring in this poem to sawhorses, which are being used to mark off a section of a street under repair; therefore they have â€œStreet Closedâ€ printed on their â€œstomachsâ€ (39.9). Scroggins suggests (359) that a probable source for the subject of this poem was Guillaume Apollinaireâ€™s poem â€œChevaux de Friseâ€ (Friesland horses) from Calligrammes (1918), in which the poet verbally transforms bared wire covered wooden frames, called Friesland horses, into actual horses. Apollinaireâ€™s poem is mentioned in the work LZ wrote with RenÃ© Taupin, Le Style Apollinaire (1934), quoting the lines: â€œNon chevaux barbes mais barbelÃ©s / Et je les anime tout soudainâ€ (Not Barbary horses but barded wire / And I give them sudden life) (238-239). Also see numerous references to horses throughout â€œAâ€, as indicated in the index.
39.1 manes: horse manes, but manes were also spirits of the dead in ancient Rome.
39.2 airs: in Renaissance usage an accompanied song; also breath or to make out of air.
39.4 singing gut: instrument strings, often made out of animal gut, catgut.
39.8 two legs stand A, four together M: shape of sawhorses seen from end view. Kenner points out (â€œOf Notes and Horses,â€ in Terrell 190) that AM suggests Godâ€™s response to Moses concerning his name: â€œI AM THAT I AMâ€ (Exodus 3:16; see 12.163.24). This in turn might invoke Samuel Taylor Coleridgeâ€™s definition of the primary imagination: â€œthe living power and prime agent of all human perception, and as a repetition in the finite mind of the eternal act of creation in the infinite I AMâ€ (Biographia Literaria, Chap. 13).
39.11 jiggers / Are cut out: (1) jig = a lively dance or the music for such a dance; joke or trick; apparatus for cleaning or separating crushed ore by agitation in water; device for guiding a tool or for holding machine work in place; (2) jigger = a person who jigs or operates a jig; a small measure for liquor or this amount of liquor; device, such as a drill, that operates with a jerking or jolting motion (AHD). Ahearn adds that jigger is also slang for streetcars (62). In letters to LZ, Lorine Niedecker used â€œjiggersâ€ as an exclamation: e.g. â€œ[â€¦] so when you write â€˜Regards to Gloverâ€™â€”jiggers, thereâ€™s my titleâ€ (Pemberthy 147).
39.12 bucks: dollars; robust or high-spirited young man; act of bucking; sawhorse (AHD).
Encouraged by this interest, Niedecker started writing again. She had previously earned her living scrubbing hospital floors, “reading proof” at a local magazine, and renting cottages, and had lived at the edge of poverty for years.