glas/ney

March 13, 2014

when Derrida wrote his experimental novel Glas he organised the text into two columns that appeared in the final work in different fonts

the narratives for each column were written simultaneously using both hands

 

when Merlin recited his prophesies to a scribe they became accessible for the first time to people beyond the range of his voice

the scribe had to use both hands simultaneously to capture the power of Merlin's words

 

Glasney was built in the 13th century in Penryn, Cornwall, after Thomas Becket appeared to Bishop Bronescombe as he lay on his sick-bed,  in a dream

build a college dedicated to me in a plashy place near a stand of willows where bees have nested and stricken deer seek refuge

said Tom to the bishop

and you will recover

so he did

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