nostalgji


violins and violence


arcticdickheads:

Jesus
The Velvet Underground

(655 plays)

lots of interesting things read these past few days:

  • Sister Outsider, essays and speeches by Audre Lorde
  • In Dreams Begin Responsibilities, a short story by Delmore Schwartz 
  • Marion, a short story by Emma Cline
  • Ms. America, a collection of essays by various New Inquiry writers
  • Liliana, a short story by Maile Meloy
  • Ecce Homo, a book by Friedrich Nietzsche
  • Labyrinths, a collection of short stories and essays by Jorge Luis Borges 
  • Nox, a poetry collection by Anne Carson
  • The Awful Rowing Towards God, a poetry collection by Anne Sexton
  • Jackleg Opera, a poetry collection by BJ Ward
  • The Book of Sand, a collection of short stories by Jorge Luis Borges
  • Notes From Underground, a novella by Dostoyevsky
  • By Night in Chile, a novella by Roberto Bolaño
  • Black Water, a novella by Joyce Carol Oates
artdetails:

Pieter Bruegel the Elder, The Hunters in the Snow (detail), 1565

artdetails:

Pieter Bruegel the Elder, The Hunters in the Snow (detail), 1565

Anonymous asks: when's your birthday?

December 26th

Your criticism sounds to me as if you have read too many critical books and are too smart in an artificial, destructive, and very limited way.
—Flannery O’Connor (via aquietstrengthdwells)
thevanitypie:

Sally Scott, 2009–2010 Autumn & Winter Collection

thevanitypie:

Sally Scott, 2009–2010 Autumn & Winter Collection

nietzscheisdead:

i feel like i can’t go anywhere anymore without people soothsaying my downfall. even the cashier at taco bell was all “the flock of crows taken to following you portend a disastrous and blah blah fucking blah,” i get it, i’m about to undergo a storm of tribulation, what frickin ever 

(Source: endtimesadmonitoryexpose)

sickpage:

Krystian Kujda

lou reed

ahmdrajabi:

A Jewish woman and a Palestinian woman protesting together in 1973, 1992, and 2001.

ahmdrajabi:

A Jewish woman and a Palestinian woman protesting together in 1973, 1992, and 2001.

at the bottom of the ocean is a layer of water that has never moved…
—Anne Carson, Red Doc>
wallahsis:

Hiam Abbas 

Palestinian Actor and Director

wallahsis:

Hiam Abbas

Palestinian Actor and Director

mirroir:

Ode To The West Wind manuscript, Percy Bysshe Shelley

mirroir:

Ode To The West Wind manuscript, Percy Bysshe Shelley

i feel that simplicity & colloquialism in writing should be a stylistic choice. not a mandatory one. it’s annoying how the american literary tradition follows the tenets of this dumb orwell essay. like, i get that the average reader after an exhausting night might not want to deal with words like “sudoriferous” and “ciquatoxic” peppered in their books. the big-five publishers know this too, hence why they accept writing accessible to the largest audience. but encouraging writers to recycle the common lexicon and keep their sentences short rejects style in favor of clarity. limiting language limits experimentation. literature is perverted when treated as merely transferring information.

Watch out for intellect,
because it knows so much it knows nothing
and leaves you hanging upside down,
mouthing knowledge as your heart
falls out of your mouth.
—Anne Sexton, from The Complete Poems (via violentwavesofemotion)

(Source: theantidote)