Category Archives: Literature

Geroges Bataille

fragment 0022: Georges Bataille

Within divine things is contained a transparency so vast that one slides into the illuminated depths of laughter even from opaque intentions. I live a perceived experience and not a logical explanation.  I’ve had an experience of the divine so

Geroges Bataille

fragment 0022: Georges Bataille

Within divine things is contained a transparency so vast that one slides into the illuminated depths of laughter even from opaque intentions. I live a perceived experience and not a logical explanation.  I’ve had an experience of the divine so

NSA Building

fragment 0021: Charles Newman

Now the intelligence fraternity has taken a great deal of abuse in recent years, and while I can hardly add a laurel to their brow, I ought to point out that they were often ahead of their time. By this

NSA Building

fragment 0021: Charles Newman

Now the intelligence fraternity has taken a great deal of abuse in recent years, and while I can hardly add a laurel to their brow, I ought to point out that they were often ahead of their time. By this

Palais de Justice Brussels

fragment 0018: Franz Kafka – The Castle

Yet she didn’t ask maliciously, as she used to do, but sadly, as though she had meanwhile become acquainted with the malice of the world, in the face of which all one’s own malice gives way and becomes meaningless; she

Palais de Justice Brussels

fragment 0018: Franz Kafka – The Castle

Yet she didn’t ask maliciously, as she used to do, but sadly, as though she had meanwhile become acquainted with the malice of the world, in the face of which all one’s own malice gives way and becomes meaningless; she

he Grand Budapest Hotel | Grand Budapest Hotel Country: USA/GBR/DEU 2013 Director: Wes Anderson Photo description: Paul Schlase, Toni Revolori, Tilda Swinton, Ralph Fiennes Section: Competition File: 20146244_1.jpg © 2013 Twentieth Century Fox

The Fantastical Heart of the Old Continent That Was But Was-Not

The Berlinale’s starting gun is fired…and they’re off! The goodies, baddies, and everyone else scurrying up and down and through pastry-pink corridors of The Grand Budapest Hotel at the very height of its splendor, a fantabulous story told to a

he Grand Budapest Hotel | Grand Budapest Hotel Country: USA/GBR/DEU 2013 Director: Wes Anderson Photo description: Paul Schlase, Toni Revolori, Tilda Swinton, Ralph Fiennes Section: Competition File: 20146244_1.jpg © 2013 Twentieth Century Fox

The Fantastical Heart of the Old Continent That Was But Was-Not

The Berlinale’s starting gun is fired…and they’re off! The goodies, baddies, and everyone else scurrying up and down and through pastry-pink corridors of The Grand Budapest Hotel at the very height of its splendor, a fantabulous story told to a

Portrait of Jules Renard

fragment 0015: Jules Renard

Talent is a question of quantity. Talent is not writing one page: it’s writing 300 of them. There’s not a single novel that an ordinary intelligence couldn’t conceive of, not a phrase so beautiful that a beginner couldn’t construct. What

Portrait of Jules Renard

fragment 0015: Jules Renard

Talent is a question of quantity. Talent is not writing one page: it’s writing 300 of them. There’s not a single novel that an ordinary intelligence couldn’t conceive of, not a phrase so beautiful that a beginner couldn’t construct. What

fragment 0012: Walter Benjamin

TO THE PLANETARIUM If one had to expound the teachings of antiquity with utmost brevity while standing on one leg, as did Hillel that of the Jews, it could only be in this sentence: “They alone shall possess earth who

fragment 0012: Walter Benjamin

TO THE PLANETARIUM If one had to expound the teachings of antiquity with utmost brevity while standing on one leg, as did Hillel that of the Jews, it could only be in this sentence: “They alone shall possess earth who

Les Amants du Pont Neuf - The Lovers on the Bridge - Léos Carax

Doctor Destouches, Léos Carax, and the “Emotive Account”

From Dziga Vertov’s Camera-Eye to Buñuel’s sliced-up eyeball, along through Samuel Beckett’s cyclopic Buster Keaton, the lone eye returning its regard from the screen is an ocular sign of reflexivity, of cinema looking not only at us but at itself

Les Amants du Pont Neuf - The Lovers on the Bridge - Léos Carax

Doctor Destouches, Léos Carax, and the “Emotive Account”

From Dziga Vertov’s Camera-Eye to Buñuel’s sliced-up eyeball, along through Samuel Beckett’s cyclopic Buster Keaton, the lone eye returning its regard from the screen is an ocular sign of reflexivity, of cinema looking not only at us but at itself