"People are getting so fragmented, and part of that is that fewer and fewer people are making a real effort any more to find exactly who they are and to build on that knowledge. Most people are forced to do things they don’t want to most of the time, and so they get to the point where they feel they no longer have any choice about anything important, including who they are. We create our own slavery. But I’m going to keep on getting through, and finding out the kind of man I am, through my music. That’s the one place I can be free."

Charles Mingus (1959)

(Source: jacobwren, via mashatupitsyn)

recommendedreading:

"Then I must have dozed off, because the next thing I remember is the buzz of conversation down in the garden, and I could see their heads, nine heads hardly moving."
From “A Great Deserted Landscape” by Kjell Askildsen, translated by Seán Kinsella and recommended by Dalkey Archive Press.
Read it for free tomorrow at Recommended Reading.
 

I’ve been recommending kjell askildsen for about 5 years now. Finally something else by him is getting published in English.

recommendedreading:


"Then I must have dozed off, because the next thing I remember is the buzz of conversation down in the garden, and I could see their heads, nine heads hardly moving."


From “A Great Deserted Landscape” by Kjell Askildsen, translated by Seán Kinsella and recommended by Dalkey Archive Press.


Read it for free tomorrow at Recommended Reading.



I’ve been recommending kjell askildsen for about 5 years now. Finally something else by him is getting published in English.

"Not even the worst grief leaves traces; when it feels so overwhelming and lasts for such a long time, it is not because the feelings have set, they can’t do that; they stand still, the way water in a forest mere stands still."

Karl Ove Knausgaard, My Struggle, Vol 1 (via girlfriendontherun)

"For in this world where everything wears out, where everything perishes, there is one thing that collapses and is more completely destroyed than everything else, and leaves fewer traces than beauty itself: and that is grief."

- Marcel Proust

(via entidforalt)

theparisreview:

INTERVIEWER

Trains appear often in your novels—what do they symbolize?

CLAUDE SIMON

Nothing but trains.

The Durutti Column  - Sketch for Summer

What was your favorite book that you read this year?

shabbydollhouse:

Stacey Teague - the second sex by simone de beauvoir, it felt game-changing for me to read it, it made me actively think about all sorts of things, not just feminist theory. it’s dense, but rewarding

Johnny Bryan - Mike Young’s Look Look Feathers, ‘cause it made me laugh many times and cry at…

inventingsituations:

Late night, end
of August,

the last cigarette butt of the day
squeezed in fetal position,
still smoking in the

ashtray. A crane fly flies

confused, ticking
towards the roof
like a loose sewing thread

searching for
the needle’s eye. Jackhammers

sound like faint sighs
from the open
window.

The situation
is
desperate.




Tor Ulven

More Tor Ulven translated in to English please.

gpoy

gpoy

fuguette:

Emma Stibbon, Hansa Apartments

fuguette:

Emma Stibbon, Hansa Apartments

shimmer:

Waiting for Godot paper dolls from Arts on the Waterfront

shimmer:

Waiting for Godot paper dolls from Arts on the Waterfront

(Source: shimmer, via dogmatika)