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By Frank Davey

Written by means of one among his associates and confidants, an in depth interpreting of bpNichol’s poetry aka bpNichol is the biography of the key Canadian poet bpNichol, who used to be a working towards lay psychoanalyst and vice-president of 1 of the biggest and longest-lasting communes in North the US for greater than a decade. although he died on the younger age of forty four, Barrie Nichol used to be across the world influential as a visible poet and sound poet. Nichol authored the multi-volume The Martyrology, the most big lengthy poems of the 20 th century; 4 novels; musical comedies; six children’s books; hundreds of thousands of hand-drawn visible poems; and 10 episodes of Fraggle Rock. Written by means of Frank Davey, considered one of Barrie’s a variety of literary collaborators, aka bpNichol unearths the shut connections between Nichol’s numerous actions, and features a shut studying of Nichol’s poetry. Davey examines how the autobiographical inquiries and Freudian dream analyses associated with the younger Nichol’s biographical self-awareness, eventually generating a author whose major psychoanalytic buyer had turn into his personal writing, and who may perhaps discover its slips, unintentional puns, "unintended" meanings, and implications for the communal way forward for the human species either in excessive literature and the comedian different types of prime-time tv.

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The gambler goes to the hal l of assembly. ' he wonders. His body trembles. The dice run counter to his hopes, and give his opponent the l ucky throws. The dice are armed with hooks and pierci ng, they are deceptive, hot and burning. L i ke children they give and take again, they strike back at their conquerors. They are sweetened with honey through the magic they work on the gambler. Rig Veda . 11 T h ey p l a y in a troo p of three times fi fty. god Savitr, they are true to their laws. T h ey w i l l not bend to the wrath of the m i ghty, and even a king bows low be fo re them.

Thus he gladdened Damayanti with the assurance of his faith. Then, rejoicing in each other, that blest pair, upon the gods Led by Agni, gazed in homage, on their great protectors gazed. Ill . 6 . 5 3 Sir M. Manier Williams * * * * * Mahiibhiirata • 3 5 28 Savitri and the G od o f Death Then, hav i n g reached where wood land fru its d i d grow, They gathered those, and fi l l ed a basket fu l l ; A nd afterwards the Pri nce pl i ed hard h i s axe, C utt i ng the sacred fuel . Present l y There crept a pang upon h i m ; a fi erce throe B u rned through h i s brows, and, al l asweat, h e came Feeb l y to Sav itri , and m oaned : ' 0 w i fe, I am thus sudden l y too weak for work; M y ve i n s throb, Sav itri; my b l ood runs ti re; I t i s as i f a threefo l d fork were pl unged I nto my bra i n .

May the plants and herbs bri ng bl iss to LIS. May the cattle give LIS bl iss. o Father i n Heaven be ThoLl blissful unto LIS! The very dust of the earth is ful l of bl iss. [ t is al l bliss - all bliss - all b l i ss. VI. 16 Swam i / 'ivekananda * * * * * 20 . A Treasury of Sanskrit Poetry Chhiindogya Upanishad 20 You are That Uddalaka asked his son to fetch a banyan fruit. ' Here it is, Lord ! ' said S vetaketu. ' Break it, ' said Uddalaka. ' I have broken it, Lord ! ' ' What d o you see there?

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