ICE, Anna Kavan (1967)
insert enimage *here*'Life, like a dome of many-colored glass,
stains the white radiance of eternity.'h
aving posted on The Crystal World previously
, let's now visit its (near) contemporary (nearly) *twin*. besides being, eh, ipsis Ballardicus Ballardiores, it is something else
besides. that Elseness we'll uncover, then WATCH, from a distance ..The Eternal Trianglew
, at least / but seen fully distilled - as frozen ideal - in Kavan's novel: Powerman (a thug who's elbowed his way to the top ..), narrator/author stand.in, the Dame (Kavan draws the latter two as .. fools of time locked in a gestural groove ..)LAST LIGHT RADIO 11:57 PMHe went on to say I had timed my arrival well. 'Our transmitter will soon be in operation, and yours will be put out of action.' I had always told the authorities we needed a more powerful installation; that it was only a question of time before the existing apparatus was jammed by a stronger one. He assumed that I had heard this was about to happen, and had defected accordingly ..http://www.discogs.com/viewimages?release=248356
intro by Christopher 'The Prestige' Priest, who qualifies ICE as
"slipstream," citing Magical Realism and "The Brave Little Toaster."
i would add Herbert Read's The Green Child
(1969? 1981?) and ..Robbe-Grillet, The Voyeur (1958)
"As he was struggling with a particularly difficult joint, a little liquid squirted out, spattering against the girl's cheek. She said nothing but wiped it off with the back of her forefinger. She was wearing a gold circlet which might have been a wedding ring .."
/* Eternity is a child moving counters in a game;
his the "Spark-o-matic Man" - who has performed with th' Chemical Pops. h
e is driving a large caliber Camaro. w
hat can be his "game"?
/ he wishes to bribe the boy w/ a fine lady's wristwatch !
powerman (the kinks), when my ship rolls in (zoogz rift), love vigilantes (new order), you'll find her name written there (bill monroe), beautiful (dog faced hermans)
[ bronchioles diminish (stranger to these parts)
William Gilman Gray , historical figure
for a historical novel ..