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You see, the Word, the Logos is – and this is impossible to read out loud, just like the whole personification thing is – the word is half the time with capital W, uppercase, and half the time with the lowercase w, you see. And so Lowghost then becomes Word. In other words, the words which are being used are simply a reflection of the Word, with the capital. And the pun doesn’t get as funny when you have him pinned to the cross, and the business of the shadow—which was written, incidentally, on Good Friday, for some obvious reason.

« Vancouver lectures »
The House That Jack Built : The Collected Lectures of Jack Spicer
Wesleyan University Press 1998
éd. Peter Gizzi