Category Archives: gestalt reading

“A SNATCH OF HALF-VANISHED MELODY”:EXPLORATION OF SEBALD’S SELF-REVELATION AND HIS RECURRING THEMES IN”A PLACE IN THE COUNTRY”.PART 2 :”A COMET IN THE HEAVENS:A PIECE FOR AN ALMANAC IN HONOUR OF JOHANN PETER HEBEL”.BY STEVEN BENSON

Early in this first essay, Sebald writes:”…all this even today constitutes for me a system in which, as once in my childhood, I would still like to imagine that everything is arranged for the best”(pp.12/13): how moving, ,and how simple, … Continue reading

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“SUMMER IN THE {PARTLY LIMINAL} CITY”: STREAM-OF-CONSCIOUSNESS. BY STEVEN BENSON

“Summer in the city”… as the delectable Roddy Frame sung….open city….liminal city(well, this part, Bold Street and Lark lane and Stanley Street anyway; not QUITE Berlin;{ post on Berlin, the ultimate liminal city , to follow}…. Bold Street=queer street, to a … Continue reading

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“THE PERFECT CAFE”: A POEM OF PSYCHOGEOGRAPHY. BY STEVEN BENSON

Drift (Derive)- Ok it WAS Planned-Into…a Haven of Comfort Solace Belonging and… Espresso! (Blended perfectly). …. Writing… Reading… “Christmas Decorations Keep Falling  on my Head” (It doesnt quite Scan)…. Different types of Seating: Espresso Bar, Pew-like Bench, Tables and Arty … Continue reading

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LIFE MIRRORS ART; TIME SLIPPAGES AND GESTALT READING.BY STEVEN BENSON

Talking recently to a friend, whom I had not last seen for over twenty years,and with whom I was at a school, in the 1970s,  a school which was decidably UN gay-friendly, reminiscencing about whom we knew/thought was or was not gay:it … Continue reading

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