Friday Notebook 10.07.11

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  1. Joseph Hutchison
    Joseph Hutchison October 10, 2011 at 9:51 pm .

    Actually, it&#39;s interesting that recent research has focused not on the pictorial but the symbolical aspects of the cave &quot;writings.&quot; See http://www.ancient-wisdom.co.uk/caveart.htm#writing<br /><br />Also, David Abram in <i>The Spell of the Sensuous</i>, writes about the pictorial origins of the alphabet.<br /><br />And yes there is at least one handprint: http://

  2. Anonymous
    Anonymous October 10, 2011 at 6:25 pm .

    the source of ALL writing (and those drawings on cave walls are an &#39;written&#39; language<br />is that fire the fire provided leisure and the tools &amp; &quot;ink&quot; (charcoal and bat-shit and urine) <br /><br />to do on the walls…<br /><br />notice that no one EVER signed their name well, maybe one hand-print.<br /><br />all of this &quot;language&quot; came about (at least)

  3. Lyle Daggett
    Lyle Daggett October 10, 2011 at 1:15 am .

    I haven&#39;t read Eshleman&#39;s <i>Juniper Fuse</i>, though a while back I read an essay of his, &quot;The Backwall of Imagination&quot; (now available in his essay collection <i>Archaic Design</i>), in which he tells about his numerous visits to the painted caves in France and Spain and the related work of his that led to his writing <i>Juniper Fuse</i>.<br /><br />I found Eshleman&#39;s essay

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