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It passes, but it does not pass away.
— László Krasznahorkai, The Melancholy of Resistance, trans. George Szirtes (via proustitute)
proustitute:

Caravaggio, The Flagellation of Christ (detail), 1607

proustitute:

Caravaggio, The Flagellation of Christ (detail), 1607

To ask a novelist to talk about his novels is like asking somebody to cook about their dancing.
#keane

#keane

theparisreview:

“I see every book as a problem that you have to solve.”
RIP Nobel laureate Doris Lessing, who passed away last night at the age of ninety-four. Read her 1988 interview here.

theparisreview:

“I see every book as a problem that you have to solve.”

RIP Nobel laureate Doris Lessing, who passed away last night at the age of ninety-four. Read her 1988 interview here.

iwdrm:

"Take it easy and avoid excitement."

Modern Times (1936)

gabeknowles:

Get behind The Filipino Typhoon Benefit and their eBay auction. Some great stuff available that I’ve already been outbid on multiple times. Nice work from Tristan, Emlyn and others supporting a great cause.

gabeknowles:

Get behind The Filipino Typhoon Benefit and their eBay auction. Some great stuff available that I’ve already been outbid on multiple times. Nice work from Tristan, Emlyn and others supporting a great cause.

If you don’t know the fantasy life of a country, it’s hard to write fiction about it.

iwdrm:

"From the age of Big Brother, from the age of the Thought Police, from a dead man … greetings."

Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984)

wigglygiggle:

Kurt Vonnegut provides this crucial diagram that’s representative of Kafka’s life and work.

wigglygiggle:

Kurt Vonnegut provides this crucial diagram that’s representative of Kafka’s life and work.

There is a world which poets cannot seem to enter. It is the world everybody else lives in.
http://astore.amazon.com/w10a-20