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Click here for a PDF of Richard Porton’s review of WR – Mysteries of the Organism in Arena2 — Anarchist Realism and Critical Quandaries
A speculative look at the culture, history and political role of the Special Air Service Regiment as a warrior elite and ‘parallel enforcement body’ within the British sphere of influence. This article first appeared in the Cienfuegos Press Anarchist Review Vol 1 No 6 (Summer 1982) and was reprinted a few months later, in its entirety — and without comment (under the title ‘As Others See Us’) — in Mars and Minerva, the regimental magazine of the Special Air Service Regiment, at the request of the journal’s then editor, Major Clarence ‘Dare’ Newell.
|Simon of the Desert (1965) is Luis Buñuel’s interpretation of the life of devoted ascetic Saint Simeon Stylites, who waited atop a pillar surrounded by a barren landscape for six years, six months, and six days, in order to prove his devotion to God. Yet the devil, in the figure of the beautiful Silvia Pinal, huddles below, trying to tempt him down. A sceptic’s vision of human conviction, Buñuel’s short and sweet satire is one of the master filmmaker’s most renowned works of surrealism.|