For me, and my world right now (9th December 2012) Charles Olson and his book 'The Mayan Letters' makes perfect sense.Here's the preface:Preface to Mayan Lettersby Charles OlsonSometime toward the end of 1950, it was in December I think, but the letter isn't dated, I heard that Charles Olson was off to Yucatan. A sudden … Continue reading Preface to ‘The Mayan Letters by CHarles Olson.
Semanto-phonetic writing systemshttp://www.omniglot.com/writing/semanto-phonetic.phpThe symbols used in these semanto-phonetic writing systems often represent both sound and meaning. As a result, these scripts generally include a large number of symbols: anything from several hundred to tens of thousands. In fact there is no theoretical upper limit to the number of symbols in some scripts, such as Chinese. … Continue reading Semanto-phonetic writing systems
ON THE EZRA POUND/ MARSHALL MCLUHAN CORRESPONDENCEby EDWIN J. BARTON http://projects.chass.utoronto.ca/mcluhan-studies/v1_iss1/1_1art11.htm "The only problem with this mode of thinking and presentation, as McLuhan was to discover, lay in the resistance with which it was met, and continues to be met, by Western intellectuals. For, as McLuhan put it in a letter written in 1948, this … Continue reading McLuhan letter to Ezra Pound Dec.21st 1948