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‘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.

“one must imagine sisyphus happy”

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

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…

Albert Camus Myth of Sisyphus

Fundamental question of philosophy, to live or not. What is called a reason for living is also an excellent reason for dying — To run…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Auguste Brachet

Got off of archive.org. Considered historically important French language book by Etymologtist Auguste Brachet. Its pretty darn good – Cours complet d’histoire de la langue française…

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…

Beckett’s Art of Mismaking

Beckett’s Art of Mismaking by Leland de la Durantaye. This is a wonderful book. Highly recommend. A few quotes from Introduction — “It has become…

Bedside Reading

Night Table. Every Night. In the French.

Belief in the Intervening?

Boatmans call. First line of song into my arms. Dont believe in intervening god. Wish at times I was more easily intervened — cud lit…

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.…

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…

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…

Consider This by Chuck Palahniuk

This is a fun read. My take his phrases, his phrases are FAB ULOT. Encourage anyone who loves lit phrase raise, to read. Series of…

Crock of Gold

Magnolia Pictures Presents CROCK OF GOLD A Few Rounds with Shane MacGown Starting December 5 … Assets to Share Where to Watch at Home What…

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…

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.…

DANTE… BRUNO… VICO… JOYCE BY SAMUEL BECKETT

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.

Death and The Dreamer

Luminous quotes from 007 — “Dread grief trails bright phantoms … Are ideas [themselves] essentially… Stun… imaginations reawakening calamity. Their impossible and ghostly hands ……

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…

Discussing Density

Camus mentions density Ran across in Camus a discussion that includes observations on density, on the notion of thoughts or a visual modality being dense.…

Dont Believe Me Just Watch

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OPf0YbXqDm0 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,…

E.M. Cioran Some Stuff

INTERVIEW E. M. Cioran & Jason Weiss https://www.itinerariesofahummingbird.com/e-m-cioran.html Portions of this interview were first published in the Los Angeles Times (October 5, 1984); the entire text appeared…

Emile Cioran

Presently reading, and starting to take some notes. The Trouble with Being Born Time was becoming unstuck from being. Carried away by irresistible desire to…

Everything You Always Wanted to Know about Literature but Were Afraid to Ask Zizek

Russell Sbriglia’s introduction to Everything You Always Wanted to Know about Literature but Were Afraid to Ask Žižek offers a great explanation of Zizek’s work meanwhile…

Eye and Sea

“…desperate over-egged metaphors and lunatic, pencil-snapping, last-ditch attempts at something, my God, anything – you  have learned to hold fast Stealing triggers something metamorphic — He said, describing the Creative…

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…

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.

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.

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…

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…

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…

Happy by Pharrell Williams

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6Sxv-sUYtM Feel good song.

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.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=onQJZ-gzwsc

Hidden Prohibitions & the Pleasure Principle

Josefina Ayerza with Slavoj Zizek from Flash Art on Lacon.com “The entire satisfaction, the jouissance is that you do not know and will never know who the other…

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…

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,…

In re Cutty Sarcus: on the Dog Latin in Wittgensteins Tractucus

Rereading the Tractucus Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus Available from Gutenberg Archive. First time read Wittgensteins Tractatus I loved it. I tend to read philosophy as a part…

Index for Nick Cave’s The Red Hand Files

The Red Hand Files Home Page Latest on Top 282 50 QUESTIONS No. 3 281 What is your favourite Belgian painting? What can we legitimately…

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…

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…

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…

Letters to Epididymus

Jots on Readings mostly in Philosophy

Limpid and Luminous

In Pronoun Shifters Working Title fiction am editing at moment — find myself stealing “permission” to pursue limpid (clear and bright) phrasing from Nick Cave…

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…

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…

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…

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 jstor.org…

Mercer & Mancini

https://youtu.be/MKnZ174_kWk My Huckleberry Friends.

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?…

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…

Paris Catacombs Websites

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PEfRzws5ajk Thank you for posting. With Subtitles! Poems and aphorisms from Paris Catacombs: Thank you for Posting these with translations : https://awandererabroad.wordpress.com/2017/04/15/beyond-the-grave-translations-from-the-paris-catacombs/

Patti Smith’s List of Favorite Books

List snarfed from OPEN CULTURE: The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov Journey to the East by Hermann Hesse The Glass Bead Game by Hermann…

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…

Red Hand Files Index

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

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…

Rouge et Noir

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

Sam Beckett is Beckett

Samuel Beckett: avant-garde dramatist, brooding Nobel Prize winner, and…gritty television detective! https://youtu.be/SKx11LGIf8M Beckett — a Quinn Martin Production

Sammy Slabbinck

Gotta Love Sammy!

Samuel Beckett Reads Watt

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K2zxSZbm9xw&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR2XywVyiaTxxLwttbt3xxga3J6bUN5sNhZZNgJqvUJ-42Wm1HGC51R3pME 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…

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.…

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…

Skunk Hour

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

Slavoj Žižek & Jela Krečič Modes of Abjection

Ugly, Creepy, Disgusting, and Other Modes of Abjection by Jela Krečič & Slavoj Žižek — Ugly as an aesthetic category. Gradual abandonment Unity. Das negativschone,…

SLAVOJ ŽIŽEK Love Without Mercy

TheoryReader 1 Against the Digital Heresy In the Larry King debate between a rabbi, a Catholic priest and a Southern Baptist, broadcast in March 2000,…

Slavoj Žižek Ticklish Subject

The Ticklish SubjectThe Absent Centre of Political Ontology by Slavoj Žižek Intro: A Spectre is Haunting Heideggerian proponent of the thought of Being who stresses the…

SLAVOJ ŽIŽEK: Notes Towards an Hegelian System of Sexuality

According to the popular (mis)conception of psychoanalysis, sex (sexual relationship) serves as the reference of all our activities: everything we do and feel has an…

Stop Fighting It

Once let be drawn — to what peers out from side! the run off generally runs for me into something of a looming wild eyed…

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”…

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…

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…

The Abyss of Freedom/Ages of the World

by Slavoj Žižek (Author), F.W.J. von Schelling (Author), Judith Norman (Translator) First published by University of Michigan in 1997. The Abyss of Freedom — Quotes are in Italic the crucial point…

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…

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…

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?…

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…

The Force Be with Vous

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

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Vol. 1 Letters of Sylvia Plath 1940-56

Letter to Ted Rejection letter from The New Yorker Sylvia drew

Wallace Stevens

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

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.…

Works by Percy Shelley

Standing up for myself, expressing gratitude and strength — all about eve creations. Yall in strange wonderful way give us ins and give us outs.…

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…

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…

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