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From now on, your joy will debase and trample underfoot your repose, your sleep, and even your suffering. Remember that truth is not stable ground but the ceaseless movement that destroys all that you are and all that you see. REMEMBER THAT IN WAR IS TRUTH You will not cease before you recognize yourself as […]
☛ LIFE: “William S. Burroughs in Paris, 1959 — the year his novel Naked Lunch was published”. © Loomis Dean—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images. • • • Last year marked the 100 anniversary of William S. Burroughs’s birthday: he was born on February 5, 1914. Many events marked the occasion throughout the year. Some of […]
Allow me after what I have to say next to leave you, as a means to emphasize that Heidegger’s irreparable fault lies in his silence concerning the Final Solution. This silence, or his refusal, when confronted by Paul Celan, to ask forgiveness for the unforgivable, was a denial that plunged Celan into despair and made […]
☛ The New Yorker “‘A writer?’ she gasped” by Charles Barsotti, June 27, 1994, p. 133. © Condé Nast. This cartoon appeared in the 1994 special Fiction issue of The New Yorker. The cartoonist and illustrator Charles Barsotti, who was born on 1933, died on June 16, 2014: Barsotti, longtime Kansas Citian and cartoonist for […]