FOUR HUNDRED AND EIGHTY FOUR

From RM Vaughan’s interview with Paul Vermeersch about Self Defence for the Brave and Happy. RM Vaughan: The book moves effortlessly between prophetic pronouncements and intimate, personal observations. Is it a goal of the book to conflate the two in order to make the reader more keenly aware that we live in prophetic times? PaulContinue reading “FOUR HUNDRED AND EIGHTY FOUR”

FOUR HUNDRED AND FORTY FOUR

From A Constellation of Vital Phenomena by Anthony Marra. “I don’t understand.” Deshi shook her head. Her romantic advice was worth a foreigner’s ransom, and here she was, giving it freely to a girl who couldn’t appreciate the hard-earned wisdom. “Just stay away from oncologists, okay?” she said, and led the girl to the waiting room.Continue reading “FOUR HUNDRED AND FORTY FOUR”

FOUR HUNDRED AND THIRTY ONE

Frank Budgen, via Geoff Manaugh on “The City That Remembers Everything,” a rhyme to Borges’ 1:1 map. One important personality that emerges out of the contacts of many people is that of the city of Dublin. “I want,” said Joyce, as we were walking down the Universitätsträsse, “to give a picutre of Dublin so complete thatContinue reading “FOUR HUNDRED AND THIRTY ONE”