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( Apr. 21st, 2009 10:16 pm)

I told the master of perfect details,[info]ahpookishere to come back from Europe with a hundred new scenes for me to read.  This is kind of what I had in mind (many thanks to [info]victoriawiley  for thinking of me when she found the link). 

I really, really want to buy this coat.  Bentley, a huge, black, handsome (often goofy) Canadian sport horse might agree to let me ride him around while I'm wearing it.  I thought I could wait by the entrance to the barn drive and demand visitors pass over their gold.  It's been a week of rich highwayman fantasies.

Violent Grace: Anne Carson's An Oresteia
Thank you NSM for offering the perfect opening quote to the original story I've been working on.  From Anne Carson's translation of the Oresteia.

"Where I come from people say bad shit happening / when they mean death."

From the The Nation review: "Her version of Agamemnon is characteristically alert to Aeschylus' tendency to coin compound neologisms: "griefrememberingpain" is a powerful literal translation of mnesimon ponos . . . Her Oresteia includes only Aeschylus' Agamemnon, juxtaposed with plays by two younger Athenian contemporaries based on the same myth: Sophocles' Electra and Euripedes' Orestes."
 

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