Today

monica_canilao_-_bird_in_net


[Monica Canilao] [thank you kleber!]

I found:
Evening Tweed + Said the gramophone + merit badges + the world is not a sphere

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And what have I been reading? The Waves, as I've mentioned, also Axel's Castle by Edmund Wilson, and my very own notes and excerpts from all sorts of printed materials I read in 2005. Here are some of my favorites:

Flaubert - Madame Bovary --
... exaggerated speeches hiding mediocre affections must be discounted; as if the fullness of the soul did not sometimes overflow the emptiest metaphors, since no one can ever give the exact measure of his needs, nor of his conceptions, nor of his sorrows; and since human speech is like a cracked tin kettle, on which we hammer out tunes to make bears dance when we long to move the stars.

Julian Barnes - Flaubert's Parrot --
Do not imagine that Art is something which is designed to give gentle uplift and self-confidence. Art is not a brassiere. At least not in the English sense. But do not forget that brassiere is the French for life jacket.

Jean-Paul Sartre - Nausea --
This is what I thought: for the most banal even to become adventure, you must (and this is enough) begin to recount it. This is what fools people: a man is always a teller of tales, he lives surrounded by his stories and the stories of others, he sees everything that happens to him through them; and he tries to live his own life as if he were telling a story.