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By Shirley MacLaine

A humorous, fierce, inventive memoir chronicling New York occasions bestselling writer and Academy Award winner Shirley MacLaine’s extraordinary studies filming Wild Oats in the Canary Islands and the extreme thoughts her time there introduced forth of a earlier lifestyles at the misplaced continent of Atlantis.

Her agent instructed her to not get at the airplane. The male leads weren’t even solid. The financing used to be shaky at top. The script were re-written numerous instances. And but anything approximately Wild Oats lured Shirley MacLaine to the film’s place shoot within the distant Canary Islands—and instantly to the guts of 1 of the main exciting and paradigm-shifting adventures of her life.

The making of the movie reads like a screwball comedy, because the forged and team face unpredictable day-by-day hindrances with ingenuity, grit, and private sacrifice. but the chaos leads Shirley to a revelatory new figuring out of the loss of life of 1 of history’s so much elusive but ceaselessly interesting areas. students have lengthy theorized that Spain’s Canary Islands are the remnants of the potent misplaced continent of Atlantis. because the motion picture set descends into pandemonium, Shirley reveals interesting corollaries among the island’s cataclysmic destiny and our personal harmful trajectory. do we examine the teachings the voters of Atlantis didn't comprehend?

The solution is borne out of recovered stories from Shirley’s earlier existence on Atlantis and during a chain of meditations that show the need of unfettered mind's eye while trying to find daring new truths, rendering this evocative memoir crucial interpreting for a person looking a broader figuring out of what it capability to be human—both the place we got here from and the place we're going.

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S i m i l a r l y , he applies the linguistic system (paradigmlsyntagm) to the stylistic system, and classifies the author's corrections according to the two axes of the paper; similarly again, he enjoys proposing a correspondence between Fourierist notions and medieval genres. H e is not inventing, not even combining, he translates: for h i m , comparison is motive: he enjoys deporting the object, by a k i n d o f imagination which is more homologic than metaphoric (we compare systems, not images); for instance, if he speaks of M i c h e l e t , he does with Michelet what he claims Michelet has done with historical substance: he functions by sliding over the entire surface, he caresses.

D . , today, regards me as a Sorbonne professor. 61 (It is not the diversity of opinions which amazes and excites; it is their exact contrariety; enough to make you e x c l a i m , in the presence of such a reversal, That does it! ) Couples de mots-valeurs ~ Pairs of value-words Certain languages, it seems, possess enantiosemes, words which have the same form and contrary meanings. In the same way, for h i m , a word can be good or bad, without warning: the " b o u r g e o i s i e " is good when it is considered in its historical, ascensional, progressive role; it is bad when in power.

Le chantage à la théorie ~ Theory blackmailed M a n y (still unpublished) avant-garde texts are uncertain: how to judge, to classify them, how to predict their immediate or eventual future? D o they please? D o they bore? Their obvious quality is of an intentional order: they are concerned to serve theory. , have done? — B u t Artaud is not just "avant-garde"; he is a kind of writing as well; Cage has a certain charm as well . . — B u t those are precisely the attributes which are not recognized by theory, which are sometimes even execrated by theory.

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