Friday, October 21, 2016

passage to blackacre 4

"Only in 1996, when a Jewish surgeon working with a Holocaust scholar demanded an investigation in the letters column of JAMA [Journal of the American Medical Association], did the medical profession admit that it had been teaching students how to become surgeons for nearly sixty years with paintings of the flayed bodies of disabled children and political prisoners [Pernkopf's Topographische Anatomie des Menschen]." --Neurotribes

"For in all adversity of fortune the worst sort of misery is to have been happy." --Boethius of Dacia

The worst place on earth.

"through the eye of a noodle" --Finnegans Wake

Re-queering Sappho.

"It is doubtful whether in the course of the centuries, though we have learnt much about making machines, we have learnt anything about making literature." --Virginia Woolf

(via @PulpLibrarian)

"O Fortuna" in popular culture.

"The critique of civilisation should not be based on arguments. The critique of civilisation should be made based on the belief in the spirits of the earth. Civilisation is not bad because it causes groups of humans to quibble amongst each other and suffer. Suffering is an inescapable part of life and need not be lamented. Civilisation is bad because it is a war against the gods." --Ramon Elani

Traveling with the Taishokoto.



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