Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Miscellanea

The New York Times seems rather keen on Dulwich Hill, which is part of Marrickville, just up the road from me. The version of multiculturalism described is rather vanilla (or should I say garlic?), but I'm not complaining.

In other breaking news -

Dean has tagged me. Actually he did this some time ago, but I didn't notice until I subscribed to technorati last night.

1. Grab the book closest to you.
2. Open to page 123, go down to the fifth sentence.
3. Post the text of the next three sentences on your blog.
4. Name of the book and the author.
5. Tag three people.

Hmmn, well, first I have to say that the two closest texts to hand are an old NW, its cover screaming "Plastic Surgery Disasters", and the latest Continuum. The closest actual book is a goodie, a hardback borrowed from the UTS library, Ruth Barcan's Nudity: A Cultural Anatomy.

Here are the required sentences from page 123:

"For our purposes, Foucault's description is noteworthy because his metaphors draw on that of the naked truth - revealed, paradoxically, in death rather than life. His description makes use of the recurring binaries of openness and closure, visibility & invisibilty, revelation & concealment. In terms of Perniola's categories, the corpse in modern medicine is not the older en-souled nature, but the empty box."

So there you go. That's rather good I reckon. I tag Superannuated Feminist, Thirty Something North, and Go Away Please.

6 comments:

elsewhere said...

I remember Ruth -- she was studying/teaching in the same dept as me when I was doing my PhD. She's a good egg.

Anastasia said...

Dulwich Hill has improved in the last decade, and at the moment we only have one 'cheapie' shop, compared to Marrickville, that has far too many of them. I'm biased ;)

Even so, I still think that there's no Greek restaurant in Sydney like the Corinthian Rotisserie Restaurant. Those in the city (the Athenian, Diethnes, can't compare where food quality and freshness is concerned).

Meredith said...

The Corinthian is great, isn't it. I went there while the Athens Olympics were on and it was an amazing night with the TV on & everyone cheering. But now that I've become vegetarian it's hard to eat there... all that lamb.

Anastasia said...

That lamb is just... I won't say heaven (even though it is). It's true, it's hard to find purely vegetarian dishes in Greek restaurants, there's Spanakopita, sure, salad I guess, and tyropites, but it also depends on the level of vegetarianism too.

(there are some nice dishes at Cellini's as well, but not sure about the amount of veggo dishes there)


I can't believe there's a blog about Marrickville, and I mean that in a good way, because it can be difficult to find local blogs.

Anonymous said...

It sounds like you are trying to turn Marrickville into Newtown. Newtown, like Paddington before it has been killed.

dont forget its the cheap shops and the small old shops that are run by migrants - you become all self-consious about it- image- gourmet - pedigrees - and you kill the place - just like Norton Street is run by greedy entrepeneurs now instead of the old Italians. But pretending to be 'oh so Italian' now its hip.

Meredith said...

Hi anonymous,

if you have a proper look around this blog you'll see that the last thing I want is for Marrickville to be like Newtown. I try to record it as it is now, and am often quite distressed at the trendier changes going on.