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Track of the Day: Poetry by W. B. Yeats, “Who Goes With Fergus?”

A little while back I wrote a post on the Fleet Foxes Maida Vale session recording of “The Shrine / An Argument“.  I was thinking back on the little Yeats reference in the song, and that early Romantic and Irish folklore-inspired era of his poetry, so I thought I’d follow it up with this track… Read More ›

Quote of the Day: Foucault on Transgression

  Transgression is an action which involves the limit, that narrow zone of a line where it displays the flash of its passage, but perhaps also its entire trajectory, even its origin; it is likely that transgression has its entire space in the line it crosses. The play of limits and transgression incessantly crosses and… Read More ›

Mikhail Bulgakov, The Master and Margarita

I’m very excited because I just heard, via one of my favorite reading-related sites, LitHub, that Mikhail Bulgakov’s novel The Master and Margarita is being made into a movie.  I only just found out about the book and read it a couple of years ago, and I was just thinking about re-reading it, I loved it so much.  Some reviewers argue pretty… Read More ›

Quote of the Day: J. M. Coetzee, Life & Times of Michael K

He thought of his mother. She had asked him to bring her back to her birthplace and he had done so, though perhaps only by a trick of words. But what if this farm was not her true birthplace? Where were the stone walls of the wagonhouse she had spoken of? He made himself pay… Read More ›

Ludwig Erhard Haus, Architecture

Quote of the Day: John Gray on J. G. Ballard

In the course of his life Ballard creatively deployed a remarkably wide range of different styles and genres, but nearly all of his novels and most of his short stories seem to me to explore a single theme. Whether the subject is an apocalyptic shift in the environment as in The Drowned World (1962) and The Drought (1964), mental breakdown… Read More ›

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