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☛ The New Yorker: “Love Stories”, cover art by Joost Swarte, June 9 & 16, 2014. © Condé Nast. “Love Stories” illustrates the theme for The New Yorker’s 2014 Summer Fiction issue. Joost Swarte is a Dutch illustrator, graphic designer and cartoonist. This is not the first cover he draws for The New Yorker: Condé […]
Shakespeare, in particular, unsettled Borges. He seemed to regard him with a mix of awe and instinctive aesthetic recoil. His improvised remarks about Shakespeare can seem simplistic, designed to shock. “I always feel something Italian, something Jewish about Shakespeare,” he told an interviewer, “and perhaps Englishmen admire him because of that, because it’s so unlike […]
The vast has to be distinguished from the vague or indefinite. They please the mind for the same reasons, or for reasons of the same type. But the vast is not necessarily vague, and the vague is not necessarily vast. Nonetheless, these qualities are always similar in terms of the effect they have on the […]
Everything belongs, everything adheres, the mutter of obscure witnesses, the photos of illegible documents and odd sad personal debris, things gathered up at a dying―old shoes, pajama tops, letters from Russia. It is all one thing, a ruined city of trivia where people feel real pain. This is the Joycean Book of America, remember―the novel […]