Last Time I’ve Heard Your Name, I Thought Of Someone Else


Allow me to identify the characters that make up this sculptural composition: Mnemosyne, a titanic proto-goddess, the mother of the muses; her first initiate, the initiate of the occult, propping up with his bearded head the historic account of the reign of Louis XIV; the second initiate, the initiate of amnesia, that disease of the human race, who is drinking the water of Lethe out of a coke can, grasping at the hem of Mnemosyne’s toga, prostrated and disoriented like a tourist at Chateau Versailles; and then the stomped upon head of a savage, his weapon, like the beard of the Dante’s demon, sticking out of his own mouth.

 

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About versaillesgossip, before and after Francis Ponge

The author of the blogs Versailles Gossip and Before and After Francis Ponge, Vadim Bystritski lives and teaches in Brest France. The the three main themes of his literary endeavours are humor, the French Prose Poetry, the French XVII and XVIII Century Art and History. His writings and occasionally art has been published in a number of ezines (Eratio, Out of Nothing, Scars TV, etc). He also contributes to Pinterest where he comments on the artifiacts from the Louvre and other collections. Some of his shorter texts are in Spanish, Russian and French.
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