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Re: transcripts
• Posted by: DanteAl   <Send E-Mail>
• Date: Sunday, February 3, 2013, at 4:29 a.m.
• IP Address: 201.26.11.37.dynamic.jazztel.es
• In Response to: Re: transcripts (Harry Adams)

"Here he is again on the doors of the (sounds like 'Menemethem') cathedral".

The cathedral is Benevento

> Here they are, as far as I can make out:

> 'Dear Clarice,
> I have followed with enthusiasm the course of your disgrace and public
> shaming. My own never bothered me, except for the inconvenience of being
> incarcerated, but you may lack perspective.

> In our discussions down in the dungeon it was apparent to me that your
> father, the dead night watchman, figures largely in your value system. I
> think your success in putting an end to Jame Gumb's career as a couturier
> pleased you most because you could imagine your father being pleased. But
> now, alas, you're in bad odour with the FBI. Do you imagine your daddy
> being shamed by your disgrace? Do you see him in his plain pine box
> crushed by your failure, the sorry, petty end of a promising career?

> What is worst about this humiliation, Clarice? Is it how your failure will
> reflect on your mommy and daddy? Is your worst fear that people will now
> and forever believe they were indeed just good old trailer camp,
> tornado-bait white trash, and that perhaps you are too?

> By the way, I couldn't help noticing on the FBI's rather dull public
> website that I have been hoisted from the bureau's archives of the common
> criminal, and elevated to the more prestigious Ten Most Wanted List. Is
> this coincidence, or are you back on the case? If so, goody goody, because
> I need to come out of retirement and return to public life. Clearly, this
> new assignment is not your choice. Rather, I suppose it is part of the
> bargain, but you accepted it, Clarice. Your job is to craft my doom, so
> I'm not sure how well I should wish you. But I'm sure we'll have a lot of
> fun.

> Ta-ta,
> H.'

> 'Because of his avarice, and his betrayal of the Emperor's trust, Pierre
> De La Vinia was disgraced, blinded and imprisoned. Dante's pilgrim finds
> Pierre De La Vinia on the seventh level of The Inferno. Like Judas
> Iscariot, he died by hanging. But Judas and Pierre De La Vinia are linked
> in Dante by the avarice he saw in them. In fact hanging and avarice are
> linked in the medieval mind.

> This is the earliest depiction of the Crucifixion, carved on an ivory box
> in Gaul, about A.D. 400. It includes the death, by hanging, of Judas, his
> face upturned to the branch that suspends him. Here he is again on the
> doors of the (sounds like 'Menemethem') cathedral, hanging. This time with
> his bowels falling out.

> Now on this plate from the 15th century edition of The Inferno Pierre De
> La Vinia's body hangs from a bleeding tree. I will not belabour the
> obvious parallel with Judas Iscariot, but Dante Allegeri needed no drawn
> illustration. It is his genius to make Pierre De La Vinia, now in hell,
> speak in strained hisses and coughing syllables, almost as though he is
> hanging still.
> (Words in Italian which I can't make out)
> Avarice, hanging, self destruction.
> (More Italian)
> I made my own home be my gallows.'

> 'He woke her then, and trembling and obedient she ate that burning heart
> out of his hand. Weeping, I saw them then depart from me.

> Could he daily feel a stab of hunger for her, and find nourishment in the
> very side of her? I think so. Would she see through the (sounds like
> 'bours') of his plight, and ache for him?'




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