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  • Patti Smith’s List of Favorite Books

    Patti Smith’s List of Favorite Books

    List snarfed from OPEN CULTURE:

  • Translating Olga Plümacher

    Translating Olga Plümacher

    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…

  • Mercer & Mancini

    Mercer & Mancini

    My Huckleberry Friends.

  • 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

  • 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 …

  • 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” —

  • 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…

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  • 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…

  • Red Hand Files Index

    Red Hand Files Index

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

  • 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…

  • Rouge et Noir

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

  • 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.

  • Sammy Slabbinck

    Gotta Love Sammy!

  • Bedside Reading

    Bedside Reading

    Night Table. Every Night. In the French.

  • Skunk Hour

    Skunk Hour

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

  • Page from Prousts Notebook

    Swan et le Monde.

  • 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.

  • The Force Be with Vous

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

  • 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…

  • 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…