Category: bell et bien

  • Emile Cioran’s Notebooks, en Français

    Emile Cioran’s Notebooks, en Français

    Download Title from here: FIRST ENTRY: 26 juin 1957 Lu un livre sur la chute de Constantinople. Je suis tombé avec la ville. Envie de pleurer au milieu des rues ! J’ai le démon des larmes. Mon scepticisme est inséparable du vertige, je n’ai jamais compris qu’on pût douter par méthode. Emily Dickinson : «…

  • Burnside’s The Fair Chase

    Burnside’s The Fair Chase

    Maya C. Poppa introduced me to Burnside. I found a copy of his famous poem, here. Black Cat Bone by John Burnside, published by Graywolf Press. Its quite wonderful this poem. Burnside works his way around the riddle, in a wandering awakening, does so visually, skirts religion, allegory, mythic too, adamantly prone to finding beauty…

  • Letters to Epididymus

    Letters to Epididymus

    Jots on Readings mostly in Philosophy Views: 0

  • Wallace Stevens

    Wallace Stevens

    It matters immensely.the slightest sound matters.the most momentary rhythm can do as you please,yet everything matters. Wallace Stevens Views: 18

  • Had to do at least one Rosetti

    Had to do at least one Rosetti

    In the Round Tower at Jhansi, June 8, 1857 By Christina Rosetti A hundred, a thousand to one; even so;Not a hope in the world remained:The swarming howling wretches belowGained and gained and gained. Skene looked at his pale young wife:—‘Is the time come?’—’The time is come!’—Young, strong, and so full of life:The agony struck…

  • Dante + Beethovens: Death Masks

    Dante + Beethovens: Death Masks

    Dante and Beethoven. If you cant beat em join em. But what does that mean. Shell shocked. Again. Hell is paved in best intensions etc. After certain number of throws, dice finds its way back inside death mask simmering with anger, as fallen ocean. Though when working with things in a relatively good spot, could…

  • Love song of Prufrock

    Love song of Prufrock

    T.S.ELIOT “The yellow fog that rubs its back upon the window-panes, The yellow smoke that rubs its muzzle on the window-panes, Licked its tongue into the corners of the evening, Lingered upon the pools that stand in drains, Let fall upon its back the soot that falls from chimneys, Slipped by the terrace, made a…

  • More Camus

    More Camus

    “I can have peace only by refusing to know and to live, in which the appetite for conquest bumps into walls that defy its assaults? To will is to stir up paradoxes. Everything is ordered in such a way as to bring into being that poisoned peace produced by thoughtlessness, lack of heart, or fatal…

  • Lucia Joyce

    Lucia Joyce

    After setting fire to her room, Lucia Joyce was sent to Zurich to be psychoanalyzed by Jung. She became Jung’s patient in 1934. Jung said Lucia and her father were like two people heading to the bottom of a river, except that he was diving and she was falling. “I am grateful for your letters,”…

  • Allegro Con Plastic Lobster

    Allegro Con Plastic Lobster

    …mentioned in a review of Monsaingeon’s book by Edward Rothstein, the former culture critic-at-large for The New York Times, “Allegro con Plastic Lobster(:)” “Richter was enslaved by obsessions. He was tormented by a ‘terrifying, nonselective memory’: he could recall the name of every person he ever met and lost sleep when one escaped him. He…

  • Stupid Monkey

    Stupid Monkey

    Silliness asserts itself, mucks it up??? and yet — a cleansing agent ??? How can it be both. Question of a Practical Nature/Issue am “seriously” looking into. Views: 6

  • Sunil the wonderful

    Sunil the wonderful

    Sunil Ramchandani. Fabulous designer and author of SUNIL STYLES  fashion blog featuring Sunil’s famous illustrations. Seasonal trend reports are must-read to his devoted following. A renowned fashion expert on all things chic & curvy. One of my favorite people forever. He has been an inspiration in my love/hate affair with life. Hate often wins you see. His…

  • “one must imagine sisyphus happy”

    “one must imagine sisyphus happy”

    Great feelings take with them their own universe, splendid or abject. Albert Camus, Myth of Sisyphus Views: 4

  • Schopenhauer, The World As Will And Idea

    Schopenhauer, The World As Will And Idea

    The Maya Quote “It is Mâyâ, the veil of deception, which blinds the eyes of mortals, and makes them behold a world of which they cannot say either that it is or that it is not: for it is like a dream; it is like the sunshine on the sand which the traveller takes from…



    The danger is in the neatness of identifications. The conception of Philosophy and Philology as a pair of blackface minstrels out of the Teatro dei Piccoli is soothing, like the contemplation of a carefully folded ham-sandwich.

  • A Tour of the Darkling Plain

    A Tour of the Darkling Plain

    Lists of phrases from Finnegans Wake that I snatched out of : A Tour of The Darkling Plain THE FINNEGANS WAKE LETTERS OF THORNTON WILDER AND ADALINE GLASHEEN PHRASES: Honor Bright Prostitute found Murderd Dublin Mtn. Posidonius O’Fluctuary Tellforth’s Glory, organ builder Rebecca’s forty bonnets Prankquean Tune your pipes and fall ahumming his arrow of…

  • Hi am i don kixs ho tay la man of la muncha — my festiny calls hunt i must o bay —

    Hi am i don kixs ho tay la man of la muncha — my festiny calls hunt i must o bay —

    Man of La Mancha was the first play I ever saw. I cried when quixote sick and died from returning to “senses.” Views: 8

  • Architecture and the Text: The (S)crypts of Joyce and Piranesi

    Architecture and the Text: The (S)crypts of Joyce and Piranesi

    Theoretical Perspectives in Architectural History and Criticism  by Jennifer Bloom Found this book in a bin at Museum of Modern Art book store, when they had a crib downtown. First edition. Lovely book. TIME TO REREAD. Is all I need. Views: 264

  • Finnegans Wake with Delmore

    Finnegans Wake with Delmore

    Lou Reed studied Finnegans Wake with Delmore Schwartz >> Oh thats lovely. “We gathered around you as you read Finnegans Wake. So hilarious but impenetrable without you. You said there were few things better in life than to devote oneself to Joyce.” Views: 51

  • Patti Smith’s List of Favorite Books

    Patti Smith’s List of Favorite Books

    List snarfed from OPEN CULTURE: Views: 34

  • Der Pessimismus in Vergangenheit und Gegenwart : Translating Olga Plümachers famous Philosophy Book on Schopenhaur

    Der Pessimismus in Vergangenheit und Gegenwart : Translating Olga Plümachers famous Philosophy Book on Schopenhaur

    Pessimism Past and Present Olga Plümacher (1839–1895) published a book entitled Der Pessimismus in Vergangenheit und Gegenwart in 1884. It was an influential book: Nietzsche owned a copy (as did Sam Beckett), and there are clear cases where Nietzsche borrowed phraseology from Plümacher. Plümacher specifies philosophical pessimism as comprising two propositions: ‘The sum of displeasure outweighs the…

  • Pessoa: A Biography

    Pessoa: A Biography

    By Richard Zenith About half way thru. Very nicely done. INTRODUCTION Pessoa described himself as a “secret orchestra.” Rimbaud as a piece of wood transformed by destiny into a violin. Detective Fiction ? Pessoa lamented the hesitation and incompletion that plagued so much of what he wrote. In Book of Disquiet, illustrates the uncertainty principle…

  • Mercer & Mancini

    Mercer & Mancini

    My Huckleberry Friends. Views: 14

  • E.M. Cioran Some Stuff

    E.M. Cioran Some Stuff

    INTERVIEW E. M. Cioran & Jason Weiss Portions of this interview were first published in the Los Angeles Times (October 5, 1984); the entire text appeared in Grand Street (New York) 5:3 (Spring 1986), and later in my book Writing at Risk: interviews in Paris with uncommon writers (Iowa, 1991), now out of print.  More recently, the interview was translated…

  • Dont Believe Me Just Watch

    Dont Believe Me Just Watch

    Bruno Mars and Mark Ronson Come on, dance, jump on itIf you sexy then flaunt itIf you freaky then own itDon’t brag about it, come show me Don’t believe me just watch come on! Don’t believe me just watch uh — Views: 17

  • The Faerie Queene

    The Faerie Queene

    Written in the 1590s, The Faerie Queene is a Christian allegory (in which Catholicism is the enemy and the Church of England in need of protecting) featuring a cast of knights, maidens, villains, monsters (the Blatant Beast – whence we get our word ‘blatant’ – is but one example), wizards, and princes. Spenser depicts the Christian world…

  • Alexander Pope and His Complete Works

    Alexander Pope and His Complete Works

    Alexander Pope (21 May 1688 – 30 May 1744) was an English poet, translator, and satirist of the Augustan period and one of its greatest artistic exponents.[1] Considered the foremost English poet of the early 18th century and a master of the heroic couplet, he is best known for satirical and discursive poetry, including The Rape of the Lock, The Dunciad, and An…

  • Mary Shelley’s Obsession with the Cemetery

    Mary Shelley’s Obsession with the Cemetery

    The author of Frankenstein always saw love and death as connected. She visited the cemetery to commune with her dead mother. And with her lover. From By: Bess Lovejoy  “Her mother’s grave: the setting seems an unusually grim, even ghoulish locale for reading, writing, or love-making,” Gilbert notes. Yet for Mary Shelley, the cemetery was not merely…

  • Rimbaud’s Illuminations XI: Matinée d’Ivresse

    Rimbaud’s Illuminations XI: Matinée d’Ivresse

    O mon Bien ! O mon Beau ! Fanfare atroce où je ne trébuche point ! Chevalet féerique ! Hourra pour l’oeuvre inouïe et pour le corps merveilleux, pour la première fois ! Cela commença sous les rires des enfants, cela finira par eux. Ce poison va rester dans toutes nos veines même quand, la fanfare tournant, nous serons…

  • Half twain! Quarter twain! M-a-r-k twain!

    Half twain! Quarter twain! M-a-r-k twain!

    “Mark Twain” (meaning “Mark number two”) was a Mississippi River term: the second mark on the line that measured depth signified two fathoms, or twelve feet—safe depth for the steamboat. In 1857, at the age of twenty-one, he became a “cub” steamboat pilot. Mark Twain at Large. UC Berkeley Library. At the corner of Good-Children…

  • Paris Catacombs Websites

    Paris Catacombs Websites

    Thank you for posting. With Subtitles! Views: 7

  • Happy by Pharrell Williams

    Happy by Pharrell Williams

    Feel good song. Views: 14

  • ‘Go F*ck Yourself’ Postage Stamp

    ‘Go F*ck Yourself’ Postage Stamp

    Ukraine Soldiers Who told Russian Warship ‘Go F*ck Yourself’ Honoured with Postage Stamp. Sketch by artist Boris Groh. Views: 12

  • Time of the Assassins by Henry Miller

    Time of the Assassins by Henry Miller

    Currently Reading. Love Rimbaud’s switches and tumbles. How he combs and breaks with traditional narrative assembly, roams thoughts language wise willing, visualizes narrative meta, into a poetic spillover of passions dark rebellion and rank beautiful mischief. And yet still so TYPICALLY french. Miller is more a pillar with a filler he gathers great detail into…

  • Frequency Dictionary of French

    Frequency Dictionary of French

    5000 words embedded in frequent french phrasing with clever translations. @word 4700. Almost done. LOVING IT. Paris in June, here we come. Views: 14

  • The Brain has Corridors…

    The Brain has Corridors…

    By Emily Dickinson One need not be a Chamber — to be Haunted — One need not be a House — The Brain has Corridors — surpassing Material Place — Far safer, of a Midnight Meeting External Ghost Than its interior Confronting — That Cooler Host. Far safer, through an Abbey gallop, The Stones a’chase…

  • Sam Beckett is Beckett

    Sam Beckett is Beckett

    Samuel Beckett: avant-garde dramatist, brooding Nobel Prize winner, and…gritty television detective! Beckett — a Quinn Martin Production Views: 10

  • Sylvia Plath Reading Poems from Ariel

    Sylvia Plath Reading Poems from Ariel

    Found reference to Open Culture‘s reference to “Hear Sylvia Plath Read 18 Poems From Her Final Collection, Ariel, in 1962 Recording” at Warren Ellis Experience. Thank you friends of Warren. Thank you Tudor Ciurea for uploading. There is even a poem called Nick and the Candlestick. They are brave horrible beautiful and relentless. Reading from her…

  • Crock of Gold

    Crock of Gold

    Magnolia Pictures Presents CROCK OF GOLD A Few Rounds with Shane MacGown Starting December 5 … Views: 92

  • The Little Birthday Book

    The Little Birthday Book

    Victorian birthday book + Room for Notes BASED ON quotations from Nick Cave for each day of the year. The Little Birthday Book Created and designed by Nick Cave Published by Cave ThingsSize: 10,2 x 12,5 cm (hardcover)Number of pages: 136Printed and bound in Denmark by Narayana Press Compiled by Rodrigo Perez Pereira Dispatching from…

  • Zizek + West (with Sbriglia)

    Zizek + West (with Sbriglia)

    THE FUTURE Russell Sbriglia (Assistant Professor of English at Seton Hall University) hosts a discussion with Cornel West and Slavoj Žižek on “The Future of the Left” — Views: 47

  • Samuel Beckett Reads Watt

    Samuel Beckett Reads Watt

    Watt will not abate one jot but of what of the coming to of the being at of the going from Knott’s habitat of the long way of the short stay of the going back home the way he had come of the empty heartof the empty handsof the dim mind wayfaringthrough barren lands of…

  • The Limits of Fabrication

    The Limits of Fabrication

    The Limits of Fabrication: Materials Science, Materialist Poetics (Idiom: Inventing Writing Theory) by Nathan Brown, book about materials science and Charlie Olson’s (I, Maximus of Gloucester, to You) poetry. Form of language courted by Heidegger — over what is life and what is rock. Reminds me of Carlos Castenada — in one of his last…

  • The Vampire’s Wife: Stuff

    The Vampire’s Wife: Stuff

    Suzy Cave’s The Vampire’s Wife. Am indebted to her approach to beauty that plumbs artistic and dramatic strains across the universe, however curious, transgressive, or both. Virginia Wolfe Virginia has been much on my mind lately. Experimental way approaches her paragraphs — My LuLu du Lac loves how she starts to slip into passages with…

  • The Crying of Lot 49

    The Crying of Lot 49

    “I came,” she said, “hoping you could talk me out of a fantasy.” “Cherish it,” cried Hilarius, fiercely. “What else do any of you have? Hold it tightly by its little tentacle, don’t let the Freudians coax it away or the pharmacists poison it out of you. Whatever it is, hold it dear, for when…

  • Samuel Beckett’s Library

    Samuel Beckett’s Library

    By Dirk Van Hulle and Mark Nixon, Cambridge University Press. Fully examines Beckett’s reading practice, and the way he used his reading in his writing. “… impressive, rigorous, coherent, and innovative.” —Yves Laberge, The European Legacy Samuel Beckett’s actual library “is still where it was at the time of his death in 1989, in his…

  • German Grammar

    German Grammar

    After reading just three chapters, could read titles for Philosophy Books/Articles and tell apart parts of sentences and match up meaning to words. Views: 7

  • Happy (en)Trails w/ Fodder Shakespeare

    Happy (en)Trails w/ Fodder Shakespeare

    Phrase hunting with The William. A collection of phrases from the Shakespeare Lexicon. Am up to letter C reading it. A Complete Dictionary of All the English Words, Phrases and Constructions in the Works of the Poet, Vol 1 & 2. Alexander Schmidt, LL. D. (1902). Revised and enlarged by Georage Sarrazin. “Phrase hunting” got…

  • The Sick Bag Song

    The Sick Bag Song

    The Sick Bag Song by Nick Cave is especially essential to my collection. Helps me wake up beyond revelations of ornery terrors: to behold with honesty humor and relish the beauty in my obsessions – Especially those that otherwise would tear the soul apart. Views: 30

  • Red Hand Files Index

    Red Hand Files Index

    An Index to Nick Cave’s The Red Hand Files. Views: 2

  • Lulu in Hollywood

    Lulu in Hollywood

    I really liked Lulu In Hollywood by Louise Brooks. Working in Hollywood, and on dancing stages, travelled with Ziegfeld. Its an honest book. Bitter, its been called — but I dont see it that way entirely. Its another hard knocks western song out of Kansas and Missouri. Her best friend commits suicide. There is seemingly…

  • Hidden Prohibitions & the Pleasure Principle

    Hidden Prohibitions & the Pleasure Principle

    Josefina Ayerza with Slavoj Zizek from Flash Art on “The entire satisfaction, the jouissance is that you do not know and will never know who the other is… the entire satisfaction is in this purely symbolic exchange…” “In quantum physics for example you have the idea of possibility. If you take all the possible movements of an…

  • My I Ching

    My I Ching

    Falling asleep with Finnegans Wake. Gave me hallucinations still cherish. Think about this book a lot. Like a fish, the tide and blotting paper. Aquatic with words, to see what undercurrent pings and plots like a sinking rock. I love this book. Where poetry upends with limerick, descends into every threshold of language at its…

  • Hybrid Functions: Piecewise

    Hybrid Functions: Piecewise

    Its a math function, PIECEWISE, this is what I found from Wiki: A piecewise-defined function (also called a piecewise function or a hybrid function) is a function that itself is defined by multiple sub-functions, each sub-function is applied, at a certain interval set by the main function. The main function counting as a domain – with subdomains. I love combinatorial math. Views: 7

  • Les Fleurs Pensée sur l’Amour

    Les Fleurs Pensée sur l’Amour

    Two books had super heavy influence on me very early on. Ezra Pounds translation of Remy du Gormant’s The Natural Philosophy of Love. A late 1800’s tract about sexual instincts in animals. And translated with succinctness and intensity by the great Ezra. Loved it. Also: The infamous In Praise of Folly. A satirical essay written…

  • In Praise of Folly

    In Praise of Folly

    From Wikipedia. Essay written in Latin in 1509 by Desiderius Erasmus of Rotterdam and first printed in June 1511. Inspired by previous works of the Italian humanist Faustino Perisauli De Triumpho Stultitiae, it is a satirical attack on superstitions and other traditions of European society as well as on the Western Church. Erasmus revised and extended his work, which was originally written in the space of a…

  • Rouge et Noir

    Rouge et Noir

    Soul, wilt thou toss again? By just such a hazard Hundreds have lost, indeed…

  • Yaddo Dreaming

    Yaddo Dreaming

    Truman and Harper at Yaddo. I dream of going to Yaddo. I dream of going to Yaddo for a month and writing there and conferring with Lowell in the gardens. And visiting S+L. Also visiting Beckett’s Library in Paris. With PA. It’s a thing. Views: 30

  • Sammy Slabbinck

    Sammy Slabbinck

    Gotta Love Sammy! Views: 19

  • Bedside Reading

    Bedside Reading

    Night Table. Every Night. In the French. Views: 20

  • Clarice Lispector

    Clarice Lispector

    Agua Viva. Ex-lover to whom she must explain. And para after para gushes out after thresholds where language goes beyond the simple or complex, beyond deviousness, and even beyond reflection or admission, to something ailing for a form. Seeps as paint does blood through the grave and the mighty. Irresolvable with hidden beauty, nestling in…

  • Auguste Brachet

    Auguste Brachet

    Got off of Considered historically important French language book by Etymologtist Auguste Brachet. Its pretty darn good – Cours complet d’histoire de la langue française conforme au programme du Conseil supérieur de l’instruction publique en date du 15 juillet 1880. Views: 25

  • Vol. 1 Letters of Sylvia Plath 1940-56

    Vol. 1 Letters of Sylvia Plath 1940-56

    Letter to Ted Rejection letter from The New Yorker Sylvia drew Views: 24

  • Les Plaisirs et Les Jours

    Les Plaisirs et Les Jours

    Marcel Proust’s short stories, Les Plaisirs and Les Jours. The Pleasure of My Days – In which details a heart’s merciless compulsion for whats missing — as a wild delicacy of treasonous virtues that are unforgiving. Also a take on Flaubert, using characters Bacard and Pecuchet —  think Plato as two feckless vaniloquent bourgeoisie BFF…

  • Skunk Hour

    Skunk Hour

    I myself am hell; nobody’s here— only skunks, that search in the moonlight for a bite to eat…

  • Brief History of Infinity

    Brief History of Infinity

    PAULO ZELLINI Compares line where divine meets the sublime and language of the counting heads – as coextensive with history of math, which it is. Book very fine for philosophy majors. Views: 54

  • Page from Prousts Notebook

    Page from Prousts Notebook

    Swan et le Monde. Views: 29

  • Beckett with Lacan by Slavoj Zizek

    Beckett with Lacan by Slavoj Zizek

    Slavoj Zizek talking up Beckett & Lacan: “If there ever was a kenotic writer, the writer of the utter self-emptying of subjectivity, of its reduction to a minimal difference, it is Beckett. We touch the Lacanian Real when we subtract from a symbolic field all the wealth of its differences, reducing it to a minimum…

  • Anna Maria Maiolino

    Anna Maria Maiolino

    FAB A LOT has fallen in love with this piece by Anna Maria Maiolino from her In and Out series. Yarn that tumbles out of the mouth of desire, exacerbating after knots? of beauty folly death. So simple so true. Views: 42

  • The Force Be with Vous

    The Force Be with Vous

    Do it your own way. No matter what that is…

  • The Art of Dressing Curves

    The Art of Dressing Curves

    The Art of Dressing Curves is a gorgeous book that only SUSAN MOSES could write. Acclaimed stylist for the curvy side of life. No other book quite like it. Includes diagrammatic of 9 collars that she had me draw. I admire Susan greatly! Her faith helps me find what having faith means – Sacrificial cults…

  • Dagda


    Dagda, comes from proto celtic word dago-s for “good”. A fertility monster with bottomless cauldron who spawned at least six and was known as a trickster – with a magic staff that could kill with one end / bring to life with the other. Daughter Brigid wears helmet with bird on head. Guards pagan shrine tending eternal…

  • L’Experience Interieure

    L’Experience Interieure

    Read almost everything by GEORGES BATAILLE on beauty, sex & death. He wrote novels & philosophy. This is his master work. Holding French against English I have read it at least three times. I adore it. Sacred essentials of horror & beauty taken out to edges of ecstasy at depths of impossibility and endlessness. Fearless…

  • Comment C’est

    Comment C’est

    SAM BECKETT, in his book Comment C’est, circles language La Boue (means mud in FR, nostalgia de la boue). He flushes and loops through an exquisite meandering mud of reason & dreams like a cryptographic lattice. My language dreams in La Boue too. Only now to open this book and discover – yeah Sam got there…

  • Why We Gesture

    Why We Gesture

    Development of communication & gesture by pre-eminent expert in field, Prof. Emeritus DAVID MCNEILL. Author of 11 books on language, gesture, speech and so on. Several of which are considered classics. (If I get 1 pub’d in my life time will be a frckng miracle.) Very Prestigious Guy. Was honored to provide Professor McNeill with…

  • Wad Squad

    Wad Squad

    By Dusty Hope Dear hands down your pants. So the wind won’t blow it all away. In regards to horror and sin embraced in waves of haunting panic reaching for free and the wanting to be. The pie o my, dialed in upsurging with overtures pang gangs of angst. Wending a way way beastly balk…