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.

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.

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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11.0.8 - MOBIUS: - In this case, the cyclical nature of this influence spanned
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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12.0.8 - MOBIUS: - In this case, the cyclical nature of this influence spanned
12.0.9 - TAGS: creation, Dante
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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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14.0.2 - Duality Statement: The Christian / Pagan duality.
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14.0.8 - MOBIUS: - In this case, the cyclical nature of this influence spanned
14.0.9 - TAGS: pagan, Dante
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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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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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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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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 its 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.