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1.0 - In Dante, In Bach, or at a more complexly psychological level, in Beethoven, in Mahler (the contrast being the pious servitude of Bruckner), this enlistment of a transcendent precedent and exemplar is manifest. Less frequently, as we have seen ...

1.0.1 - The main point: Creativity is divine and all-powerful. Is it God-like? Probably more like combining Dante, Bach, Beethoven, Mahler and Bruckner into one voice.

1.0.2 - Duality Statement: Contrast the pious servitude of Bruckner with Beethoven and Mahler.

1.0.3 - Sentiments:
 - Ego builders make me trepidatious.
 - Bruckner's opposite will yield the best results when describing a utopian leader.
1.0.4 - Further reading: Anton Bruckner, Symphony No. 4 "Romantic"

1.0.5 - Existential Statement of Futurity: On-demand creativity through some an augmented intelligence device.

1.0.6 - QUESTION: How would you describe the state of mind, euphoria or God like trance Dante was in when he wrote?

1.0.7 - Populous Response: Examine your own state of mind when you write: it will offer clues to Dante’s writing processes. Jung refers to it as your Shadow.

1.0.8 - MOBIUS: - In this case, the very nature of human creativity is cyclical. Humankind's innate and universal trait to create is an unstoppable virus.

1.0.9 - TAGS: creativity, Dante, Beethoven, Mahler, Bach, Bruckner
planksip™ - The nouveau creative will be a big data collaboration on a scale surpassing the limits of the individual but not at the expense of the individual.

2.0 - The myriad-facetted, coherent entirety which Mandelstam celebrates in his essay on Dante, the architectural summation striven for by Proust are of the past. As in the case of the book itself, there will, to be sure, be complete editions of a ...

2.0.1 - The main point: Mandelstam's essay on Dante places this Poet on a Pedestal.

2.0.2 - Duality Statement: Communal recognition for group collaboration is better than the alternative; a single self-congratulatory ego driven maniac.
2.0.3 - Sentiments:
 - If you take Adorno's thought that "totality is the lie", then you are left with incompletion and fragmentation throughout society. Is that a bad thing?
 - Your magnum opus should directed towards the vector of perfection. Deviations are permitted if realigned or defendable. Shortcuts are not!

2.0.4 - Further reading: Mandelstam's essay

2.0.5 - Existential Statement of Futurity: Imagine minds equivalent to a modern day Proust, Dante, Nitsche, Plato, and Shakespeare all collaborating on a single piece of literature. The virtuoso is planksip™ conducting this orchestra with you performing a solo. This reality is here today. We just need a conductor to orchestrate this performance and planksip™ is that conductor.

2.0.6 - QUESTION: How many contemporary writers today consider themselves language architects instead of authors?

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2.0.8 - MOBIUS: - Only since Shakespeare has the author sought authorship. Axiomatic determinism, innate with collaborative expression is manifold. A pilgrimage to the consciousness of Homer and the pre-Socratics is a novel idea and perhaps a magic Mobius carpet ride worthy of exploring.

2.0.9 - TAGS: ego, Dante, Mandelstam, Proust, Adorno

planksip™ - Carefully constructed books don't have to be a thing of the past. We have all the building blocks to surpass the hidden architecture of Dante and Proust.

3.0 - Thus mundane chit-chat merely prolongs barbarism. Above all, the lexicon and syntax of love in the West, old as the Fourth Gospel and Dante, have been made mendacious. The stratifications of significance, the challenges to interpretation in ...

3.0.1 - The main point: All the way back to Dante and the Fourth Gospel the poetry and language of love in the West is mendacious.

3.0.2 - Duality Statement: Without other people love would not exist.

3.0.3 - Sentiments:
 - Dante's mendacious language on love, especially as channelled through Beatrice, seams psuedo-truthful. I am disappointed that the Beatrice influence was so extensive yet based on an imaginary relationship.
 - Barbarism has a fear stricken conotation. If cruelty and brutality are subjective then barbarism must be accusations spoken by the connoisseur of culture.

3.0.4 - Further reading: Hoffmannsthal's Der Schierige (live burial during trench warfare), the Fourth Gospel

3.0.5 - Existential Statement of Futurity:Our truth seeking compases should be guiding our relationships.

3.0.6 - QUESTION: Would the concept of love exist without other people?

3.0.7 - Populous Response: In the act of play dolphins exhibit love without and conceptual understanding of love.

3.0.8 - MOBIUS: - Love wins the Darwin award for constantly evolving.

3.0.9 - TAGS: love, barbarism, Dante, John

planksip™ - Imagine a future where barbarism refers to a free haircut. Would David Chilton agree?

4.0 - If the past, present, and future of Dante's Commedia are not those of the Riemann hypothesis, what are they? No element in our experience of formal and substantive phenomena stands still. Vitality, which includes decay and closure, is a ...

4.0.1 - The main point: Dante's concept of time is no longer an enigma, yet this does not diminish its importance, it only enhances it.

4.0.2 - Duality Statement: Dante's Commedia compared to the Riemann hypothesis. Which is the greater enigma?

4.0.3 - Sentiments:
 - I wonder how many collective hours have gone into solving the Riemann hypothesis?
 - I don't think there is a mathematician alive that hasn't dreamt of being the one to solve the Riemann hypothesis for a cool $1,000,000 prize.
4.0.4 - Further reading: Riemann hypothesis
4.0.5 - Existential Statement of Futurity: Dante is not an enigma. Scholars agree on his historical significance and influence of his writing.

4.0.6 - QUESTION: Are there any unanswered or controversial aspects of Dante's life or work?
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4.0.8 - MOBIUS: - Rediscovering Dante is like reminiscing with a childhood friend.
4.0.9 - TAGS: change, Dante, Riemann
planksip™ - The concept of heaven, hell and the space between is like a migraine headache; it just won't go away, even if we turn out the lights.

5.0 - Encased, as it were, in its now irretrievable local habitation and historical date, wholly concordant with the technical means available to it, a Dante canto, a chapter out of Rabelais, a political allegory in Dostoevski, will necessitate, will remain ...

5.0.1 - The main point:Talk about humility.

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5.0.5 - Existential Statement of Futurity:Talk about humility again.

5.0.6 - QUESTION: How do we quantify the lost opportunities gaining knowledge associated with what Lukács called, "strange, secret savour,"?

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5.0.8 - MOBIUS: - In this case, the cyclical nature of this influence constantly in a state of revision and revival. An axiomatic Mobius statement.

5.0.9 - TAGS: humility, Dante, Rabelais, Dostoevski, Lukács

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6.0 - ... time in Shakespeare, most incisively in the Sonnets, constitute an anthology of perceptions comparable only to those in Dante and in Proust. There is, one hazards, a poetics and a metaphysics of temporality to be harvested from the mere ...

6.0.1 - The main point: Shakespeare, Dante, and Proust are the exemplars of temporality, their creations marching to the forward and backward cadence of time.

6.0.2 - Duality Statement: At what point does futurity and memory become uniquely human?

6.0.3 - Sentiments:
 - To encapsulate immediacy of experience with a non-human sense of the past, present and future would be to define non-human consciousness.
 -The concept of cadence within time is very interesting and obvious in the works of Shakespeare, Dante, and Proust.

6.0.4 - Further reading: Shakespeare's Sonnets or anything by Proust or Dante.

6.0.5 - Existential Statement of Futurity: Our current day perception of time will undoubtedly change over time.

6.0.6 - QUESTION: Is the Shakespearean sense of time different than Dante's?

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6.0.8 - MOBIUS: - The theme of repeatable time dates back as far as language itself.

6.0.9 - TAGS: time, Dante, Shakespeare, Proust

planksip™ - Time binds the anthology of perception and consciousness.

7.0 - ... Out of his sound-proofed, fumigated hive, Proust secreted a multitudinous society, a city for thought and for feeling rivaling Dante's. By force of sub-liminal bookkeeping - precisely the same budget was adhered to by Kierkegaard - Proust bent ...

7.0.1 - The main point: Through solitude, Proust created a city of thought rivaling Dante's.

7.0.2 - Duality Statement: Which is more prolific in thought leadership? Silos of solitude or theories of chaos?

7.0.3 - Sentiments: - Solitude is great for creative minds but nothing is created in a vacuum. - Who hasn't created a mind palace? Well for some it may be more of a weekend cottage.
7.0.4 - Further reading: Proust or Dante
7.0.5 - Existential Statement of Futurity: Thought-scapes are typical to the forced solitude of the creator.
7.0.6 - QUESTION: Which is more prolific in thought leadership, silos of solitude versus simple choas?

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7.0.8 - MOBIUS: - Complex imaginary worlds give our minds additional space to be creative and origin of innovation.

7.0.9 - TAGS: Soledad, Dante, Proust, Kierkegaard

planksip™ - We all have a muse, her name is Soledad and she peddles insanity surrounded with moments of brilliance and creativity.

8.0 - There is a palpable weight, an organic roundedness to the personae among Dante's dead or in Milton's celestial orders. The cognitive riddles, the unknown dynamics of narrative method which generate the life force of the fictive character ...

8.0.1 - The main point: Deep within his prose, Dante's dead is humanity personified. Anything less would be unrelatable and non-universal.
8.0.2 - Duality Statement: How do Dante's dead compare with Milton's celestial orders?
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8.0.9 - TAGS: Dante, Milton
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9.0 - But success is at it's rare best, only momentary (the two verses in Dante's Commedia). To communicate, even at the high vibrancy of the lyric poem, is to offer access via equivalence, via paraphrase (albeit partial) ...

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10.0 - In classical and medieval Western sensibility, in Plato as in Dante, this attribution of analogy was explicit and ubiquitous. The mathematician's, the thinker's, the artist's creations are enacted in the image of the prime Maker. We will observe the ...

10.0.1 - The main point: We experience reality in a subjective praxis of comparison and contrast.
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11.0 - Dante's or Schelling's paradigm raises the question of whether aesthetic creation can be, at any lasting level, the product of hatred. In the final analysis, are Juvenal or Swift or Thomas Bernhard, those virtuosos of loathing, inventors rather than ...

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11.0.9 - TAGS: hate, Dante, Schelling, Juvenal, Swift, Thomas Bernhard
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12.0 - I have suggested that Dante's works can be experienced as an unbroken meditation on creation, seen poetically, metaphysically, and theologically. Dante's concept of the created extends to the foundation of civil-political society, to that of...

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13.0 - It is from one of his most celebrated sonnets that Dante takes the fierce image of the rain of fire in Inferno XIV. Now the mentor is slighted, in order, speculate scholars, to provide a materialist and heretical foil to Dante's eros of immaterial ...

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14.0 - Once more, a threefold logic operates: the three parts of the Divine Comedy can be seen to correspond to Virgil's pagan epic, to Statius' epics which are pagan in content but written by a convert, and to Dante's supremely Christian poem.

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15.0 - But Dante goes further. Statius figures in thirteen cantos of the Commedia; only Beatrice and Virgil play a greater role. Playing on an obscure supposition whereby Statius had converted to Christianity when he composed the final books of his ...

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16.0 - Dante's translation is supreme homage, momentarily making of Dido a prefiguration of Beatrice, But even direct quotation is set alight by context (e.g., when St. Paul cites Euripides). Farewell is at hand. Throughout, Virgil has been referring to ...

16.0.1 - The main point: Dante drew inspiration for Beatrice from conversations with Dido which he called, "La gloriosa donna della mia mente", which means "the glorious lady of my mind".
16.0.2 - Duality Statement: Constructing so much around an infatuation is remarkable to me. Meeting her could have crushed his vision? It's ironic that history remembers for of the fictional Beatrice created in Dante's mind over the actual person who died at the young age of 24 years.
16.0.3 - Sentiments: 1290 she was 24 1321 he was 56, 1300 he was 35. 1290 he was 25. 1282 she was 16 and he was 17. - Dante was 25 when Beatrice died at 24. They first met 8 years earlier. - Imagine life as Beatrice in the 13th century, so integral to the writings of Dante yet they never had a relationship. Imagine being so central to the theme of Dante's work and thoughts, this is the humanities best defined case of infatuation.
16.0.4 - Further reading: St. Paul cites Euripides
16.0.5 - Existential Statement of Futurity: And they say virtual worlds are bad.
16.0.6 - QUESTION: Is Dante's Beatrice our best real life example of infatuation manifested?
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16.0.8 - MOBIUS: - An infatuation such as Dante's make believe personification of Beatrice.
16.0.9 - TAGS: infatuation, Dante, Beatrice, Dido
planksip™ - Did Dante put Beatrice a pedestal? Hell ya!! The likes of which we have never seen since. Beatrice became Dante's personification of a beautiful and pure woman. Without her consent or knowledge, I would have to add!

17.0 - Identifying himself with the Narrator, a concession charged with psychological risk, with an apparent denial and self-denial of the poetic, Dante vows to the reader that he is reporting verity. He swears it ("tigiuro") by that which is most precious ...

17.0.1 - The main point: Dante's truth claim IS the Commedia.
17.0.2 - Duality Statement: Compare and contrast the values of truth between Dante's world and what we know and accept today as truthful and virtuous.
17.0.3 - Sentiments: - All that is true about the Commedia is defined and redefined into this materpiece of Dante's greatest truth. Not to mention a delightful time travel to the sixteenth century. - Influence matters. When a giant like Dante says his Commedia is 'the' truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth we should have signed a prenuptual.
17.0.4 - Further reading: Commedia
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17.0.8 - MOBIUS: - From Dante (1321) versus Hieronymus (1516), 195 years. Second generation. Is one example of shoulder standing. This one returns back on itself
17.0.9 - TAGS: truth, Dante, Commedia
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18.0 - In consequence, Virgil was not only to Dante the supreme master of epic verse and begetter of a truly national, foundational text, but a sage mysteriously illumined. His was the touchstone for the congruence of the poetic and the philosophic ...

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19.0 - Dante's relation to the Virgil of the Commedia is of an altogether different order of density and necessity. One says "Dante," forgetting the live intricacy of the triangulation wich connects Dante Alighieri - The actual came "Dante" is used only ...

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20.0 - Thus the Pilgrim's exchanges with the other masters whom Dante elicits, as it were, from the manifold of his choral monolog, dramatize, analyze in exact nuance, every mode of relationship to predecessors and contemporaries as these are ...

20.0.1 - The main point: The concentric circles of influence are ominous.
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21.0 - Where it is most original, most complete to our understanding, art is alive with annunciation. There are stronger truths to come (the music of Liszt's final period forces into being that of Bartok and Boulez). The Dante corpus contains early lyrics ...

21.0.1 - The main point: Le Nouveau Annunciation
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22.0 - Dante's creativity is self-enclosed in Christian doctrine. It is, even at it's most exalted level, an imitatio Dei sanctioned by a Thomist faith in the divinely inspired and epiphanic legitimacy of the poetic imagination. The "true fiction" of the ...

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23.0 - Intuitively, one looks to the sonnets, the only work of Shakespeare which invites some provisional "nearing" to the compositions of Dante. If anywhere, it is the sonnets that we would expect windows on the self. There may be in these ...

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24.0 - Only Proust, who is at certain points Dante's heir, can comparably re-create and convey the pull of time on space. The Commedia, manifestly a product of poiesis and of energized thought, is at the same time an extended reflection on creativity, ...

24.0.1 - The main point: Dante has an incredible ability to recreate and convey the pull of time on space. Like Proust, only Dante did it 600 years earlier. Dante laid the foundation for his prodigy Proust to see ever further.
24.0.2 - Duality Statement: Compare and contrasting the writings of Dante with Proust is a challenging topic for conversation.
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24.0.8 - MOBIUS: - In this case, the cyclical nature of Proust returning to Dante more than 600 years. We refer to this 6th Generational according to the following schedule.
24.0.9 - TAGS: Dante, Proust,
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25.0 - It is in the spirit and intellect of Dante, more closely than in that of any other Western presence of whom we have certain record, that the three semantic fields of "creation" and the "creativity" - the theological, the philosophical, and the poetic - are ...

25.0.1 - The main point: Dante blends concepts of creation theology, philosophy and the poetic, making them one. This singularity, this infusion of poetic expression are captured by Dante like no one before or after.
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26.0 - (I fully believe those who tell us that no translation or paraphrase, not that of Wyclif, of Tyndal, of the Jacobean virtuosos, not Dante's imitations or Goethe's, come anywhere near to the enormousness of the original Hebrew in this text of texts.

26.0.1 - The main point: Dante wrote extensively on the topic of origin, however, the Old Testament surpasses not only the interpretations of Dante's but also Wyclif, Tyndal, and even Goethe.
26.0.2 - Duality Statement: Are Dante's references and poetry more relevant when we compare it to the Old Testament? Additional research would be required.
26.0.3 - Sentiments: - My own bias steers me to a position of disappointement if the Bible has more influence on the topic of creation. Job the Edomite is rather dull for me. - This conflicts with other references to Dante by Steiner.
26.0.4 - Further reading: Wyclif and Tyndal (Jacobean virtuosos)
26.0.5 - Existential Statement of Futurity: The repurposing of Dante's poetics, especially as they relate to the incipit, could be rewritten and applied to contemporary culture and thought.
26.0.6 - QUESTION: How do we mix the poetry of thought and influence of Dante with the beauties and wonders of evolution? Are they compatible on some level?
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26.0.8 - MOBIUS: This Mobius strip has been cut! Dante and the writing of the Hebrew Bible are no longer the wellspring for inspiration on articulation on the origin of man. This title now belongs to Darwin.
26.0.9 - TAGS: Dante,
planksip™ - Some of Dante's writing is just a poetic imitation of the Old Testament.

27.0 - And throughout, underwriting what I take to be the crucial common ground, Boccaccio in his Life of Dante: "I assert that theology and poetry can be said to be almost one and the same thing; indeed I say more: that theology is nothing more than ...

27.0.1 - The main point: "Theology is nothing more than a poem of/on God", says Boccaccio as influenced by a lifetime of studying Dante for his book, The Life of Dante.
27.0.2 - Duality Statement: Despite the language of Theology being poetic, poets are guided by societal currents to this religion, that religion or nothing at all. More poetry needs to be written on the latter.
27.0.3 - Sentiments - Poetry is a form of beautiful rhetoric, and in the case of the Catholic church, Dante's Inferno and Purgatory define most of what current day Catholics accept as heaven and hell. - There is a beauty and appreciation linking poetry to theology, but wonder shouldn't be limited to
27.0.4 - Further reading: Boccaccio's The Life of Dante by Boccaccio (translated by Vincenzo Zin Bollettino).
27.0.5 - Existential Statement of Futurity: Write poetry. Write about Dante. Break away from the toxic connections within Theology. Science can be wonderful, beautiful and the truthful on it's own.
27.0.6 - QUESTION: - How did Dante feel about poetry in language and thought?
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27.0.8 - MOBIUS: - In this case, the cyclical nature of this influence spanned only 54 years (1375-1321). We refer to this a 1st Generational according to the following schedule.
27.0.9 - TAGS: - ladder, Dante, Theologist, Poet
planksip™ - Theology requires poetry, the reverse is a big fat lie.

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