Tuesday, May 11, 2010


"On the Republican side, the Long Islander Rick Lazio [...] who, in a speech referred to Kim Jong Il as 'Kim Jong the Second' - has resurfaced." (The New Yorker, March 15 2000, p.22) | the word worsted | Simulant - malingerer | My own instinct for survival whispers that to enter the enchanted forest of current literary theory would be to double the perils I already face (Yosef Yerushalmi) | Two young women, bleached blonde hair, seated behind me, I take their accent for Russian, then they say perdita, bellissima, nullamente | Being obliged to live with men, I should have been very pleased if there were in their hearts an inner principle that reassured me against them (Montesquieu) | A sign next to the bus driver's rearview mirror says: WARNING BUS UNDER SURVEILLANC | Kammgarn | James Joyce, blind, plays a record of James Joyce reading Joyce to Sergei Eisenstein (Oksana Bulgakowa nennt das mediale Spaltung) | [The little man] will disappear with the coming of the Messiah, who (a great Rabbi once said) will not wish to change the world by force but will merely make a slight adjustment in it. (Walter Benjamin) |