Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Aristocratic German Expressionism





Josef Pieper was wrong. Human
reason is not sufficient to pave
a gradient out of the supposed slough
of Jakob von Uexküll's Umwelt.

If anything, language or reason
does enhance greatly human Umgebung,
or a particular understanding of its
environment, but the fact remains
that human imagination has done
very little to convert its unconscious
narratives and embedded
drives (syntaxis) into a flowering of
cordial gummiskulls brimming
with prandial myrthsblistenobdulnglog-
poddityfluorokskellenutord.

Perhaps Mina Loy was right
to call Brancusi an analysis
of the elemental, but then
every donkey is too.