Poodle for the Pantheon

Driving up into our little town of Woodland Hills, I saw this vision:


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About Scott Abbott

I received my Ph.D. in German Literature from Princeton University in 1979. Then I taught at Vanderbilt University, BYU, and Utah Valley State College. At Utah Valley University, I directed the Program in Integrated Studies for its initial 13 years and was also Chair of the Department of Humanities and Philosophy for three years. My publications include a book on Freemasonry and the German Novel, two co-authored books with Zarko Radakovic (REPETITIONS and VAMPIRES & A REASONABLE DICTIONARY, published in Serbo-Croatian in Belgrade and in English with Punctum Books), a book with Sam Rushforth (WILD RIDES AND WILDFLOWERS, Torrey House Press), a "fraternal meditation" called IMMORTAL FOR QUITE SOME TIME (University of Utah Press), and translations of three books by Austrian author Peter Handke, of an exhibition catalogue called "The German Army and Genocide," and, with Dan Fairbanks, of Gregor Mendel's important paper on hybridity in peas. More famously, my children are in the process of creating good lives for themselves: as a model and dance/yoga studio manager, as a teacher of Chinese language, as an ecologist and science writer, as a jazz musician, as a parole officer, as a contractor, as a seasonal worker (Alaska and Park City, Utah), and as parents. I share my life with UVU historian Lyn Bennett, with whom I have written a cultural history of barbed wire -- THE PERFECT FENCE (Texas A&M University Press). Some publications at http://works.bepress.com/scott_abbott/
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4 Responses to Poodle for the Pantheon

  1. flowerville says:

    it was interesting to me that you saw a vision, i mean that you saw it (of course you saw it), i thought one could say i have a vision as you say in german, ich habe eine vision which sounds more intuitively, more allencompassing than seeing. but seeing you see it. vision is latin seeing anyway, so you had a doublevision.
    studies in poodlemetaphors. as if they secretly marching up the mountain. good to hear about the new translation/publication etc.


  2. flowerville says:

    let’s call it the ‘two poodle law’.

    you’re lucky for having met all those people and that index book sounds a great idea to make, yet another project. somewhat recently watched a farocki film, ‘barbara’, only 2 years old or so, about eastgermany. it wasn’t bad.


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