“FULL CIRCLE: LOOPS OF TIME/JOINING THE THREADS:A MEDITATION IN STREAM-OF-CONSCIOUSNESS” . BY STEVEN BENSON

Spectres….Ghostly images….Austerlitz remembering his recovered past… Derridean and Blochian”traces” of the past, made manifest through spectral rememberances in the present/future….hauntology of ideologies, with their traces still extant in the present(Derrida on the ghostlike inheritance of Marx)…Ostalgie: people in ex- Soviet or ex-Soviet-sphere-of-influence countries still vote Communist(I actually MET one woman, inPrague, a few years ago,who, partly, yearned for the “security” of command economy Brezhnevian dictatorship because “as long as you kept your head down, you got a  good education, a job and a home”)…Queer Utopias… Edward Carpenter Community of gay men in the HERE/now/present/in reality(with MEMORIES of PAST ECC events which are located somewhere in-between living and spectral {sometimes haunted would be more appropriate term!}images/memories/spaces, ie in the past AND the present , via memory; and the future, yet to occur!)… what Munoz(in “Cuising Utopia:The Then and There of Queer futurity”, 2009, but written partly at a time of untreatable AIDS, another hauntology) is saying too… Vivid memories which SEEM as if they are in the present too…THREADS  which link past, present and the future re-actualisation of (some of and different)those past memories/experiences… be it Sebald and his haunted/haunting photographs and texts..attempts to connect past and present in a vertical (via memory)time.. re capture the lost histories of the marginalised, spectralized, invisibilized(Austerlitz, Naegeli and Selwyn, Casement, Cosmo and Adelwarth, Grunewald).. a different type of attempt in Butor, through near endless remorseless recapitualation of all the threads linking past and present, to give what can only be an APPEARANCE of vertical, contrapuntal(thus, musical )time(“L’Emploi du temps”, “Passing Time”, 1957; which I am nearly “completing”, quotation marks because it is never really completed)…

So I have connected some threads of thought via the threads linking ideas in my own head…but it all seems so obvious once you have got the hang of it!

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ENTHUSIASMS: CLASSICAL MUSIC, ESPECIALLY OBSCURE ROMANTIC COMPOSERS; BACH/HANDEL LITERATURE, ESPECIALLY THOUGHTFUL, WELL-WRITTEN(STYLISTICALLY)NOVELS W G SEBALD WALTER BENJAMIN THEODOR ADORNO(JUST BEGINNING!) AESTHETIC PHILOSOPHY GAY MEN'S WRITING;QUEER THEORY STIMULATING DISCUSSIONS(EMOTIONALLY AND INTELLECTUALLY) GOOD RICH THICK ESPRESSO MICHAEL PONTI SPRITUALITY/LIFE'S "AURA"(BENJAMIN), WHATEVER TRANSCENDENTAL THING YOU WANT TO CALL THIS MEMORY-the elusiveness thereof. LOST TIME AND AN ATTEMPT AT ITS REDEMPTION(NON THEISTICALLY/RELIGIOUSLY)
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  1. Pingback: NEW POST ON THREADS AND LOOPS OF TIME IN “TOWARDSUTOPIA”(SEE LINK BELOW).BY STEVEN BENSON « Decayetude's Blog

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