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by dementia praecox
Sun Mar 14, 2004 8:43 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: The analysis of "The Captain"
Replies: 78
Views: 31636

What any one of us has to contribute in explaining different aspects of this song is a merely a point of view. I would make a great injustice if I tried to make my point of view into a general truth. The phenomena of poetry is so vast in it's colour that it seems impossible that it will find complet...
by dementia praecox
Thu Mar 11, 2004 1:34 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: The analysis of "The Captain"
Replies: 78
Views: 31636

It was actually Abraham who is given order to kill his son, not Moses. The paragraph from the book of Genesis goes like this: Genesis 22:7-10 7 Isaac spoke to Abraham his father and said, "My father!" And he said, "Here I am, my son." And he said, "Behold, the fire and the wood, but where is the lam...
by dementia praecox
Mon Mar 08, 2004 3:15 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: The analysis of "The Captain"
Replies: 78
Views: 31636

You are right. Let us put aside this needless quarrel and work together. I’ll start by writing down some of my thoughts concerning the first stanza of “The Butcher”. There is a certain connection between “The Captain” and “The Butcher” that emerges at the first glance. Let us only take a look at the...
by dementia praecox
Tue Mar 02, 2004 7:37 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: The analysis of "The Captain"
Replies: 78
Views: 31636

To Tchocolatl and George.Wright

I am most glad I’ve got the attention of such a healthy spirits. You two strike me as persons who have made a long way. It is needless to say that our view of things coincides. It is evident from every line you write. What always surprises me, every time I come across it, is that certain people from...
by dementia praecox
Tue Mar 02, 2004 7:33 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: The analysis of "The Captain"
Replies: 78
Views: 31636

to jurica

I do not take pleasure in engaging into petty quarrels, but since your post is full of incorrectness, I’ll make an exception. When faced with something they don’t understand or cannot comprehend people tend to react in two distinctive ways; either they try to learn more about it and try harder or th...
by dementia praecox
Tue Mar 02, 2004 7:20 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: The analysis of "The Captain"
Replies: 78
Views: 31636

to Young dr.Freud

As for your work here, one can say that it has been a goldmine of shallowness, Young dr.Fraud, (I’m sorry, I meant to say Freud, but it must have been a Freudian slip)
by dementia praecox
Sun Feb 29, 2004 9:06 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: The analysis of "The Captain"
Replies: 78
Views: 31636

to Young dr.Freud and to jurica

I see your posts as an attempts of partly subjective interpretation on the personal consciousness level. Being as they are, I don't see how they could interfere with my own (which deals with collective consciousness). Anyway, I don't like the idea about Cohen's father fixation. Neither one of you ar...
by dementia praecox
Sun Feb 29, 2004 9:01 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: The analysis of "The Captain"
Replies: 78
Views: 31636

to Young dr.Freud

Your comment involving cigar I find resentful (although, taken out of contest, is true), and your knowledge about psychology I find questionable. You are either no psychologist or a rather bad one, since the first thing they learn you at the lectures is not to indulge itself in making such comments.
by dementia praecox
Sun Feb 29, 2004 8:55 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: The analysis of "The Captain"
Replies: 78
Views: 31636

to lightning, or anyone else interested

There are several levels on which you can interpret a poem. If you rob a poem of any of it's interpretations you diminish it's value as well as the prestige of it's author. Poems can be interpreted on a cultural level, for one example. On this level poem is related to what is going on in environment...
by dementia praecox
Sun Feb 29, 2004 8:42 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: The analysis of "The Captain"
Replies: 78
Views: 31636

to Lizzytysh

Thanks for kind words. It was not my intention to insult anybody by stating things as “obvious”. I prefer to look at that specific thing as a misunderstanding deriving from the syntax and morphologic differences of our languages. English is not my mother language. My mother language is C...
by dementia praecox
Tue Feb 24, 2004 2:38 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: The analysis of "The Captain"
Replies: 78
Views: 31636

The analysis of "The Captain"

"The artist is not a person endowed with free will who seeks his own ends, but one who allows art to realize its purposes through him. As a human being he may have moods and a will and personal aims, but as an artist he is "man" in a higher sense - he is "collective man," a vehicle and moulder of th...

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