Tag Archives: Enumeration

In and With Fragments and a Few Nots

Bahar OrangWhere Things Touch: A Meditation on Beauty To engage ethically with Sappho’s poems is to love fragments, to love in fragments, with no totalizing category, no interest in a lost whole, no disdain for flaws. I like how a … Continue reading

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Adjacencies

Bahar OrangWhere Things Touch: A Meditation on Beauty In awe of the subtle placement of items on this list — they lift off and set the mind to roaming and circling back to the ongoing meditation on beauty. … many … Continue reading

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On readiness and redness

An encounter with the thought of Umberto Eco through the figure of the anacoluthon. Continue reading

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Pre Gastro Tourism

Elizabeth DavidItalian Food“Introduction to the Penguin Edition” (1963) Italy is a place to which you go for a summer holiday. […] And fair enough too, is the food you get in Italian seaside resorts. It is representative of holiday food … Continue reading

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What Not

derek beaulieu “That’s not writing” The Unbearable Contact with Poets That’s not writing, that’s just playing around. That’s not writing, that’s daydreaming. That’s not writing, that’s showing off. That’s not writing, that’s keyboarding. That’s not writing, that’s calligraphy. There’s more … Continue reading

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Living by Feeding

Elif Shafak PEN HG Wells Lecture Democracy is not a medal that once earned can be framed and hung on a wall to hide the cracks. It is a delicate ecosystem, a living and breathing environment of interacting beings, checks … Continue reading

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Fun Fact

Shari Kasman Rocks Don’t Move and Other Questionable Facts In a box outside her home, Shari Kasman collected facts in exchange for books, with the hope of learning something new. What showed up in the box was a mix of … Continue reading

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Sontag on Barthes on Meaning

Susan Sontag “Writing Itself: On Roland Barthes” intro to A Barthes Reader reprinted in Where the Stress Falls She has just remarked on Barthes’s subversive use of classifications. Barthes enlists ideas in a drama, often a sensual melodrama or a … Continue reading

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Clouds and More Clouds and Clouds

A great sources of the delight is the enumeration as the various formations go by … Cirrus, cirrostratus, cirrocumulus, altostratus, altocumulus, stratocumulus, nimbostratus, cumulus, cumulonimbus, stratus: is there no end? Paris Review Streamers by Arthur Sze Issue no. 116 (Fall … Continue reading

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Ad Infinitum

Stanley Tucci Preface The Tucci Cookbook My family spends hours deciding what to make for a certain meal and days preparing it, and while the food is being eaten, discusses not only its merits and its faults, but what it … Continue reading

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