The Art of Tetman Callis

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April 3rd, 2020 · No Comments

“Between men and women there is no friendship possible. There is passion, enmity, worship, love, but no friendship.” – Oscar Wilde, Lady Windermere’s Fan Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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Tags: Lit & Crit · Oscar Wilde

March 22nd, 2020 · No Comments

“Behind joy and laughter there may be a temperament, coarse, hard and callous. But behind sorrow there is always sorrow. Pain, unlike pleasure, wears no mask. Truth in art is not any correspondence between the essential idea and the accidental existence; it is not the resemblance of shape to shadow, or of the form mirrored […]

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Tags: Lit & Crit · Oscar Wilde

March 19th, 2020 · No Comments

“When I think about religion at all, I feel as if I would like to found an order for those who cannot believe: the Confraternity of the Faithless, one might call it, where on an altar, on which no taper burned, a priest, in whose heart peace had no dwelling, might celebrate with unblessed bread […]

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Tags: Lit & Crit · Oscar Wilde

January 19th, 2020 · No Comments

“The capitalist machine does not run the risk of becoming mad, it is mad from one end to the other and from the beginning, and this is the source of its rationality. . . . its operation grows more relentless . . . it produces the terrible single class of gray gentlemen . . . […]

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Tags: Verandah

January 9th, 2020 · No Comments

“The truth is that sexuality is everywhere: the way a bureaucrat fondles his records, a judge administers justice, a businessman causes money to circulate; the way the bourgeoisie fucks the proletariat; and so on. And there is no need to resort to metaphors, any more than for the libido to go by way of metamorphoses. […]

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Tags: Economics · Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari · Lit & Crit · Politics & Law

December 15th, 2019 · No Comments

“The world is iron, there’s nothing you can do, it rolls up to you like a steamroller, there’s nothing you can do, here it comes, there it goes, they’re sitting on the inside, it’s like a tank, a devil is driving it with horns and glowing eyes, they tear you limb from limb, they sit […]

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Tags: Alfred Döblin · Economics · Lit & Crit · Politics & Law

October 27th, 2019 · No Comments

“We need narrative not because it is a valid epistemological description of the world but because of its cognitive role. It’s how we make sense of things. An inability to render life experiences into a coherent narrative is characteristic of psychotic disorders such as schizophrenia. Text that fails to deliver narrative coherence, for example in […]

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Tags: Lit & Crit · Open Science Collaboration

September 15th, 2019 · No Comments

“Nature builds permeable membranes, but only man is vain enough to build a wall.” – William Irwin Thompson, Evil and World Order Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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Tags: Lit & Crit · Open Science Collaboration · Politics & Law · William Irwin Thompson

September 10th, 2019 · No Comments

“Ants steal other ants’ babies and make them into slaves. A fact.” – Noy Holland, “King for a Day” Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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Tags: Economics · Lit & Crit · Noy Holland · Open Science Collaboration

Unless we’re dead

May 27th, 2019 · No Comments

“Our towns are but brick and stone, and mortar and wood. They, perhaps, may be destroyed. They are only the hairs of our heads. If sheared ever so close, they will grow again.” – John Dickinson letter to Arthur Lee, April 29, 1775 Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint

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Tags: Economics · The American Constitution · The Forever War

Step by step

October 16th, 2018 · No Comments

“The compassionate mother, regarding her infant child, always strives to establish the child’s well-being. If she strives to establish the child’s well-being, she will endeavour to rid the child of calamities. If she endeavours to rid the child of calamities, her reflection and consideration become thorough. If her reflection and consideration are thorough, she will […]

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Tags: Han Fei Tzu · Lit & Crit · The Ancients

A new story is posted

January 1st, 2012 · No Comments

“Lawn” is the only story I had published in 2011.  It appeared in Thema in the autumn.  I have posted it today to this site, over to your right, in the “Previously Published Stories” menu, at the top and out of alphabetical order.  At some future point I’ll probably nudge it down a few notches […]

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Tags: Previously Published Stories · Words

First Test Post

March 3rd, 2011 · No Comments

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Tags: Other Stuff · Verandah