Doubles in a Game of Chance

What is the Sixth Phase of Civilization?   Poet Larry Crist wrote this about Doubles in a Game of Chance: i like a lot about this Brave New World, 1984 futuristic nightmare. your style is so spare. no fat.  bleak & scary, though i chortled a few places. (i am a tough laugh). i hi-lighted a couple passages on pg. 92 when Dalton is searching through files that i found v funny.

“After the Destruction of the Republic and the Waning of Government and the Collapse of the Bureau of Entitlement, a degenerate form of capitalism which amalgamated all corporations into a single ruling class whose sole purpose was its own enrichment, the logical development is the Sixth Phase of Civilization. In its early days, it will open the door to Utopia.”

  • Doubles in a Game of Chance
  • Jack Remick

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Doubles in a Game of Chance

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2 thoughts on “Doubles in a Game of Chance

  1. Dear Jack,

    You epitomize Jorge Luis Borges words:

    “The task of art is to transform what is continuously happening to us, to transform all these things into symbols, into music, into something which can last in man’s memory. That is our duty. If we don’t fulfill it, we feel unhappy. A writer or any artist has the sometimes joyful duty to transform all that into symbols. These symbols could be colors, forms or sounds. For a poet, the symbols are sounds and also words, fables, stories, poetry. The work of a poet never ends. It has nothing to do with working hours. You are continuously receiving things from the external world. These must be transformed, and eventually will be transformed. This revelation can appear anytime. A poet never rests. He’s always working, even when he dreams. Besides, the life of a writer, is a lonely one. You think you are alone, and as the years go by, if the stars are on your side, you may discover that you are at the center of a vast circle of invisible friends whom you will never get to know but who love you. And that is an immense reward.”

    Catching yourself in time. Decoding the external world.

    Looking forward to “Doubles in a Game of Chance.”

    YBIW D

  2. Dennis: Thank you for bringing Borges here. I can’t think of better words to express the writer’s fate than these: ” Besides, the life of a writer, is a lonely one. You think you are alone, and as the years go by, if the stars are on your side, you may discover that you are at the center of a vast circle of invisible friends whom you will never get to know but who love you.” Thanks again.

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