Sunday, January 25, 2015

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Gillian Rose, Love's Work

‘However satisfying writing is - that mixture of discipline and miracle, which leaves you in control, even when what appears on the page has emerged from regions beyond your control - it is a very poor substitute indeed for the joy and the agony of loving.'

Geoff Dyer, The Ongoing Moment

'With the bar set so high I was free to walk right under it.'

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Jenny Offill, Dept. Of Speculation

'That night on TV, I saw the tattoo I wish my life had warranted. If you have not known suffering, love me. A Russian murderer beat me to it.'

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

Michael Longley, The Stairwell

'the high-roofed bedroom where you die'.

Sunday, January 04, 2015

Re-reading

‘Everything was salvaged, some by the right hands and some by the wrong, but nothing was simply lost.’

Monday, December 15, 2014

Eimear McBride, A Girl is a Half-formed Thing

'Saying yes is the best of powers.' (71)

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Denis Thériault, The Peculiar Life of a Lonely Postman

Colum McCann, Let the Great World Spin

'The thing about love is that we come alive in bodies not our own.'

Roland Barthes, Camera Lucida

'[The] Photograph is the advent of myself as other: a cunning dissociation of consciousness from identity.'