josh blog

Ordinary language is all right.

One could divide humanity into two classes:
those who master a metaphor, and those who hold by a formula.
Those with a bent for both are too few, they do not comprise a class.

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19 Feb '16 06:14:19 PM

'Both Flann O'Brien in At-Swim-Two-Birds and Samuel Beckett in his great trilogy of French novels capitalize on the anti-social quality of literature, the fact that the writer is not speaking, is not drinking, is confronting nobody warming and warming to nobody, but exists shut away in a room setting on pieces of paper word after word… a deed the very antithesis of everything that Irish culture prides itself on being.'

19 Feb '16 08:42:40 AM

Littera gesta docet; quod credas allegoria; quid agas moralia; quo tendas anagogia.

19 Feb '16 03:08:59 AM

… you can see… only if…

19 Feb '16 02:42:10 AM

'… to lead speakers and listeners unaware of each other's existence to talk to one another…'

19 Feb '16 01:58:59 AM

The 'visual room'?

17 Feb '16 09:18:15 PM

'… später liest er Bücher, die Zeitung, Briefe, etc.'

17 Feb '16 08:59:27 PM

'… multiplication of grief and toil…'

17 Feb '16 04:20:26 PM

The little kids on the playground asked, 'You down with O.P.P.?'

16 Feb '16 06:34:31 PM

Teachings about teachings; non-teachings about teaching.