Notebooks

I’m writing a biography, of sorts, of Zarko Radakovic. Fragments of biography. Flights of fancy interspersed with passages from my notebooks. Reading through a notebook I filled on a trip to Alsace and Paris (in Paris I met Zarko and Anne and we visited Julije Knifer and then Peter Handke), I found these renderings of a Saint I had never heard of:

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About Scott Abbott

Ph.D. in German Literature from Princeton University, 1979. Then I taught at Vanderbilt University, BYU, and Utah Valley State College. At Utah Valley University, I'm Director of the Program in Integrated Studies and former Chair of the Department of Humanities and Philosophy. My publications include a book on Freemasonry and the German Novel, two co-authored books with Zarko Radakovic (published in Serbo-Croatian in Belgrade), and translations of a book by Austrian author Peter Handke and of a catalogue of an exhibit called "The German Army and Genocide." More famously, my children are in the process of creating good lives for themselves: as a model and manager, as a teacher of Chinese language, as a watershed scientist and science writer, as a jazz musician, as a corrections officer, as university students, and as parents. I share my life with UVU historian Lyn Bennett and our yellow dog Blue. Some publications at http://works.bepress.com/scott_abbott/
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8 Responses to Notebooks

  1. Alex caldiero says:

    She is the christsm martyr santa lucia…saint Lucy….whose eyes were plucked out because she would not deny the faith….note her eyes upon the scritures…highly venerated among Mediterranean islanders and in some norther countries such ad sweden……

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    • Scott Abbott says:

      in Alsace, this is St. Odilia. born blind, her father wanted her killed. her mother sent her away with a peasant. returning years later her father repented and gave his castle for a monastery at which she was the abbess.

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  2. Alex caldiero says:

    I sit corrected. I overlooked no pun intended the other emblems. St. Lucy holds a palm branch. And she holds her eyes on a dish not a book. I ll take a closer look at this saint i never heard of….

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  3. Alex caldiero says:

    The l is her staff. It s all there. Proof that this is a bonafide name of the saint.

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