Monday, February 22, 2016

a nonstop gilt ad pour


Messiaen in the New Yorker.

"I have set myself a goal, a
certain rock, but it may well be dawn before I get there."

--Elizabeth Bishop

"A smart person could make a lot of money by inventing a Siri for Southerners." --Julia Reed (via languagehat)

" I am estimating that the giant Pluto snail is about the size of the Chicago Loop with a head height about one and a half times as tall as the Sears Tower."

" 'You get Bowie back but it means Scalia comes back with him,' said The Devil. I stared into his ice flame eyes. A crow screamed." --@pattonoswalt

Highsmith on giant snails.

"Human lips are snails, happy
to be laden with their breathing."


Celan on Mandelshtam.

Platonov Anthropocene.

"A scant sixteen hours after the explosion of the Chelyabinsk bolide and the fall of five tons of meteoritic material to the ground in Siberia, (367943) Duende passed by at about 27,700 kilometers above the surface of the Earth." --Centauri Dreams blog

Vastness & Sorrow.

"...silent writing—that is, writing which does not explicitly signal its meaning or purpose." --Gilbert Alter-Gilbert on Writers No One Reads blog



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