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Unread 09-10-2022, 11:30 AM
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Default Regime de Vivre

I've recently rediscovered this poem. It is exquisite. It is the first poem written by a robot before there were robots; and yet, the living robot of its narrator is truly algorithmic. It might be clearer to say that it is robotic, but that does not entirely capture the nightmare circle of its circuitry. It is The Waste Land in 14 lines; it does what Rimbaud wanted of his poetry, in that it is entirely modern; in this way it is terrifying. And, lastly, it has savage, shocking techné, which adds to the searingness of its moralism.

http://www.thejamjar.com/blog/2004/1...-de-vivre.html
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Unread 09-10-2022, 12:09 PM
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Astonishing. But for a few odds and ends, it could have been written yesterday. Was The Libertine any good?
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Stop it, Cameron; you're scaring me. I recently ripped-off the robot that wrote that to win a competition in The Spectator with no idea that I had taken a liberty with a mechanical masterpiece.

I am, incidentally, laughing like the proverbial drain.

ps. Yes, Carl, it was excellent.
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Yes, The Libertine was really great!

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I should see it some time.
Congratulations, Ann.
Here is another masterpiece. How hilarious and boisterous and pathetic and despairing it is. He is a savage genius!
https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poe...bled-debauchee
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Geez!

That's really all I meant to say.

(Succumbed to trend... Unholy part deleted. My apologies.)

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Language, Mr. Moonan!

(Surely you mean UNholy Fuck?)
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Yuck. Contemptible. Why the nobility is despised. Not funny. I refer to the top of thread.
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