Nation of Tire Sale (tdaschel) wrote,
Nation of Tire Sale
tdaschel

ICE, Anna Kavan (1967)

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'Life, like a dome of many-colored glass,
stains the white radiance of eternity.'


having 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 Triangle
well, Ballard's, 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 PM
He 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 (1935), Alasdair
Gray's Lanark (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;

/ this the "Spark-o-matic Man" - who has performed with th' Chemical Pops. he is driving a large caliber Camaro. what can be his "game"?

/ he wishes to bribe the boy w/ a fine lady's wristwatch !

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the Sound-track
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) ]

ps/ William Gilman Gray , historical figure for a historical novel ..
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