Thursday, December 12, 2013

A. simple suggestion. silence. wrapped with. irony.

there was no telling exactly. when. he began to write. but. the first novel we find of his seems to be one in which he purposely. combines. is it. combination. that film of Alain Robbe-Grillet's.  Trans-Europ-Express. with the palimpsestic origin story of the name. of the city. of Antwerp. and to warp:

Trans-Europ-Express is a 1966 film written and directed by Alain Robbe-Grillet and starring Jean-Louis Trintignant and Marie-France Pisier. The title refers to the Trans Europ Express, a former international rail network in Europe.

The film has been variously described as an erotic thriller, a mystery, and a film-within-a-film.[citation needed] Also in the cast were Nadine Verdier, Christian Barbier, Charles Millot, Catherine Robbe-Grillet, and the director. The protagonist is Elias (Trintignant) who is on a dope running errand from Paris to Antwerp by the train which gives the film its title. The director appears as himself in some sequences which are intercut with the action in which Elias is involved. The relationship between Elias and Eva (Marie-France Pisier) involves elements of erotic fantasy.

intercut. it seems is exactly the sense it needs. nonsense. he thought. wrote. his first novel. again. the giant. or. from one giant to another. intercut. from Gargantua to Antigoon. from Paris to Antwerp. From Par-is. For fun. to. Antwerp: hand werpen, akin to Old English hand and wearpan (to throw), which has evolved to today's warp.[5]:

According to folklore, notably celebrated by a statue in front of the town hall, the city got its name from a legend involving a mythical giant called Antigoon who lived near the Scheldt river. He exacted a toll from those crossing the river, and for those who refused, he severed one of their hands and threw it into the river. Eventually, the giant was slain by a young hero named Brabo, who cut off the giant's own hand and flung it into the river. Hence the name Antwerpen, from Dutch hand werpen, akin to Old English hand and wearpan (to throw), which has evolved to today's warp.[5]

In favour of this folk etymology is the fact that hand-cutting was indeed practised in Europe; the right hand of a man who died without issue was cut off and sent to the feudal lord as proof of main-morte. However, John Lothrop Motley argues that Antwerp's name derives from an 't werf (on the wharf).[6] Aan 't werp (at the warp) is also possible. This "warp" (thrown ground) is a man-made hill, just high enough to remain dry at high tide, whereupon a farm would be built. Another word for werp is pol (hence polders).

The prevalent theory is that the name originated in the Gallo-Roman period and comes from the Latin antverpia. Antverpia would come from Ante (before) Verpia (deposition, sedimentation), indicating land that forms by deposition in the inside curve of a river (which is in fact the same origin as Germanic waerpen). Note that the river Scheldt, before a transition period between 600 to 750, followed a different track. This must have coincided roughly with the current ringway south of the city, situating the city within a former curve of the river.[7]

whereupon. a pharm. would be bild. this is the first novel. his. first novel. we need to mallarme the dice of this book:

the trans-mallarme express of:

Screenwriter Robert McKee classifies Trans-Europ-Express as a "nonplot" film, that is, a film that does not tell a story.[1]

his first novel then would move from inspiration to religion. from. violence. to art. from throwing. a hacked off hand. in the river. to. (A throw of the dice will never abolish chance). or sub-plots. for fun. the train could be a sentence, a film. a novel. which. in a trance. moves from inspiration to violence. or from violence to inspiration. intercut.

in the first. scene. of his. first novel. Antigoon is seen. well. he is imagined. to be. the book. I think. it says he is twelve feet tall. in this version. he's obviously. wearing both of Brabo's hands as earrings. and singing:

the buffet. is in. the ridiculous ghost. flee. AS IF. this mansion precipitated by standing. in. opposition. AS IF I Do abolish. and with stately egret whirlwind the sirens. intercut. indicates a conscious madness. and by its small. in the some time near to the time. too. heroic. rock. the abyss in a guffaw. of silence. haunting mystery. but twist. but the content. all all affalera. a single sound. dizziness. now sail around the gesture. exigüment. a wound capped as any virile reason this dumb. and Antigoon grazes the toque. fake horror cute dark sky pen insinuation laugh lightning flickers velvet yelled rest on rocks. virgin. not except. ironically midnight strewn. a stature. which stumbles at an irresistible SI. NO. invisible fronts. this impatient dander of illusion sprinkled their forked desperate and lonely lucid aerobatic and ultimate hilarity. and atoning. and pubescent. Prince. bitter. encounter. or pitfall. to mark. or anyone. without rigid whiteness. and then shading. or crumpled.


Historical Antwerp had its origins in a Gallo-Roman vicus civilization. Excavations carried out in the oldest section near the Scheldt, 1952–1961 (ref. Princeton), produced pottery shards and fragments of glass from mid-2nd century to the end of the 3rd century.

In the 4th century, Antwerp was first named, having been settled by the Germanic Franks.[8] The name was reputed to have been derived from "anda" (at) and "werpum" (wharf).[6]

The Merovingian Antwerp, now fortified, was evangelized by Saint Amand in the 7th century. At the end of the 10th century, the Scheldt became the boundary of the Holy Roman Empire. Antwerp became a margraviate, a border province facing the County of Flanders.

In the 11th century Godfrey of Bouillon was for some years known as the marquis of Antwerp. In the 12th century, Norbert of Xanten established a community of his Premonstratensian canons at St. Michael's Abbey at Caloes. Antwerp was also the headquarters of Edward III during his early negotiations with Jacob van Artevelde, and his son Lionel, the Duke of Clarence, was born there in 1338.

it was his first dope run from Paris. to Antwerp. and the flic was waiting. it was his first flick. this little bird. tweet. but the fuzz can't quite cut the wrists. he's warped them out. ouf. they leave the room. the many layers of this parcel. are the many layers of Antwerp's possible name. but first. some news.

a group of crooked police. were smuggling diamonds. to other crooked police. inside packets of cocaine. the petty courier. the hero. the giant Brabo. Bravo. a bravi. would be set up as the stool pigeon. wait. tweet. it's a fall guy. or a thrown hand. a lop job. the crooked cops at the other end. capture the coke. bust the bravi. take the diamonds, but turn in the coke. or maybe the whole suitcase is made of diamond.

at any rate. for fun. the Brabo. you see his hands. he takes his chances at the police station. and runs. the gauntlet is thrown down. in the wharf and whoop. in the first novel we find. in Antwerp.
from Paris. Alice. Antigoon.

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