Monthly Archives: October 2013

Palestine, Partition, and the Photographic Imagination (Ariella Azoulay)

I like this picture of a bus connecting Haifa and Beirut from the time of the British Mandate in Palestine, which I found in an article from +972 by Ariella Azoulay. And the ruins of Lod are, I’m afraid to say … Continue reading

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Orchard (Apple)

Impressionism! I like how these shots came out, a sense of motion, play of light, community of trees. M. took them as we were driving slowly through an apple orchard on a late Sunday afternoon about an hour out of … Continue reading

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Photographs — Israel Nakba Palestine (Ariella Azoulay)

I’m still trying to get a handle on Ariella Azoulay, having now read From Palestine to Israel: A Photographic Record of Destruction and State Formation, 1947-1950. It’s a book to which I need to come back. Impossible to interpret on … Continue reading

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Delmore Schwartz and Lou Reed: The Odd Couple

Originally posted on Schlemiel Theory:
When I first heard that Lou Reed was influenced by the poet Delmore Schwartz, I was very happy.  I love their work and I have been looking to write on the possible relationship between Reed’s…

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(Unfalsifiable) Anti-Zionism

Just as bad as the “Zionism” it rejects, a lot of genuinely radical anti-Zionist writing will often seem not to allow anything in that might disturb its own tight narrative coherence. The logics are unfalsifiable, i.e. without criteria or evidence … Continue reading

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Lou Reed Delmore Schwartz (Syracuse)

In Gan Eden with Delmore Schwartz. Lou Reed studied with Schwartz at Syracuse. I forgot the connection to SU, where Reed majored in English –a little piece of American Jewish culture. And Schwartz studied, a little, with Whitehead. You can … Continue reading

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Nakba and Living Memory (Laura Levitt) (Ari Shavit)

I’m about to start a line of posts about Israel and Zionism and their Jewish critics. I do so for reasons professional and personal.  Whatever you think of the critics, they are right to put the finger not on 1967and … Continue reading

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