Nunc cognosco

Videmus nunc per speculum in aegnigmate

Can’t Tumblr be more wholesome?

Instead I have Dancy, Radcliffe, Madden, [redacted], looking into the distance with piercing (or even tired) eyes and ambitiously stubbled faces.

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Oscar Niemeyer. Modulo. 15 1959: 12

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Oscar Niemeyer. Modulo. 15 1959: 12

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“Poets, he says, are distillers while we writers of prose are brewers, and he strives while he writes to turn out sentence after sentence the meaning of which will keep his reader in a heightened state of awareness for hour after hour whereas the poet that he had once wanted to be might have had his reader fall forward, before long, to the table, seeing double after a surfeit of metaphors.”

—   A Million Windows Gerald Murnane

Anonymous said: Will you be going to Australia jail? Or regular jail? Or any kind of jail? Fed to lions? What was the sentence? Also what is your favorite sentence you have ever read.

(a) Australia is a gaol from which the only escape is by death. (b) Regular gaol is a capitalist myth. (c) Even in Australia, we are all imprisoned in the gaols of our own creation. Mystics speculate that freedom is impossible, or only through sleep (and that longer sleep that rounds our lives). Their lies have been recorded for posterity. (d) I have been found guilty of having a guilty conscience, and sentenced to hard mental labour without possibility of parole. Lenient, given the circumstances. (e) Borges, Murnane, Laxness are front runners; St Paul, John Williams follow them closely. Evidence would have to be subpoenaed. 

Save us from the time of trial…

nunccognosco:

Also known as: Andrew makes an appearance in Court.

Update: caffeinated, mentally unprepared, bewigged. 

Have mercy on me, O God, have mercy on me.

Why do you wrong the poor? Why do you withhold the wage of the hired servant? Why do you not love your brother? Why do you run after pride and lust? And so, stop these things, my soul, and repent for the sake of the Kingdom of God.

from the Troparion Ode IV, Canon of Repentance 

theartistsmanifesto:

Hiratsuka Un’ichi, Steps to Jakkoin Temple, Kyoto, 1960, Woodblock.
"To me black and white have always been the most beautiful of colors."

theartistsmanifesto:

Hiratsuka Un’ichi, Steps to Jakkoin Temple, Kyoto, 1960, Woodblock.

"To me black and white have always been the most beautiful of colors."

Simon Leys, 1935 - 2014

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—Simon Leys, “Memento Mori,” the last essay in The Hall of Uselessness. Simon Leys was the pen name of celebrated Sinologist Pierre Ryckmans, who died yesterday.

See The Sydney Morning Herald's obituary for Leys here and Ian Buruma’s comprehensive essay on Leys’ work in his article on The Hall of Uselessness for The New York Review of Books here.

This September, NYRB Classics will be publishing Leys’ translation of Simone Weil’s On the Abolition of All Political Parties.