THE NUTMEG POINT DISTRICT MAIL

the Avram Davidson electronic newsletter

Vol. XIV No. 1


30 November 2012

ISSN 1089-764X

Published irregularly by whim and fancy for the Avram Davidson Society.
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AVRAM DAVIDSON PUBLISHING NEWS

The Wailing of the Gaulish Dead is to be published on 8 May 2012 as
the fourth publication of the Avram Davidson Society (see below for
details).

The Neil Gaiman Presents series of audio books from audible.com includes
The Adventures of Doctor Eszterhazy (with "The Odd Old Bird"),
released in February 2012, with a running time of 17 hours and 52 minutes
according to the publisher’s website:
http://www.audible.com/pd?asin=B0073KY506

Avram Davidson novels are now available as e-books from Prologue Books,
including the three Vergil Magus novels and several other classic titles.
Details are to be found here:
http://www.prologuebooks.com/?s=avram+davidson

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A LETTER FROM A MEMBER
OF THE AVRAM DAVIDSON SOCIETY

To lexicographers, word-fanciers, and philosophers of all stripes, and those
beloved by them; to those known not least for their manifold references to
the long tradition of ELABORATUM, that is, the practice of lexicographical
space-filling, so-called SPIRALOCUTION; to their posterity, and their
posterity; in the name of Avram Davidson, I greet you.

First aptly named the Method of Exhaustion by Grégoire de Saint-Vincent,
appearing most notably in Davidson's fondness for Capitals, that is, the
Greetings and Titles prepended to names and letters alike, which in the
Elaboratory tradition are seen as functionally identical modes of address
(witness the Authors of Antiquity known only by their books), specifying
through mantra the identification of the specific through the mystical
subdivision of the Universal Whole, invoking this Practice, I profess,
and greet you.

A matter of quotidian course in the East, it was brought to our attention in
the West by Simplicius' commentary on the Physica Auscultatio (wherein
Aristotle refutes the Paradoxes), referring to Archimedes' use of the
Geometric Series to perform the Quadrature of the Parabola, and later
revived and enshrined forever by Felix II in a secret compromise with
Damasus on the Vulgate, I profess.

Familiar throughout the world in the listing of the Names of God, Titles of
Emperors, and Charms of the Beloved, and finally brought to a state of
Art in its own right by Cervantes, Bac