“The word period comes from periodos (going round) which in turn was derived from peri (round, about) and hodos (a way). The meaning is clear: the end of a sentence, which so often, requires a period, marks a cycle, a circumfrence, of thought and expression.” Punctuate it Right
11 March 2011
Mother Night, Kurt Vonnegut Nine Stories, JD Salinger Ada, or Ardor, Vladimir Nabokov Kafka on the Shore, Haruki Murakami The Brothers Karamazov, Fyodor Dostoyevsky Portraits and Observations, Truman Capote x2 Nocturines, Kazuo Ishiguro The Remains of the Day, Kazuo Ishiguro Alone Together, Sherry Truckle Freakonomics, Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner Lolita, Vladimir Nabokov x2 The...
Though I suspect Mrs. Q herself does not realize it, this is not a performance, she is seriously frightened: what is going on outside corresponds with nothing she has known, the husband whose mind she fed upon is gone, and she herself, having possessed merely borrowed attitudes, has never owned an idea. Each step remarks her weight as she descends the stairs; below, an image, her own, is groping...
ignify asked: i definitely agree with you concerning your take on his prose. his writing feels basic, and in some intervals even stiff, but i can never quite let go of the feeling that there's something scheming underneath the somewhat formulaic, strained language - he has a knack for implementing a surrealistic turn of events or dreamlike behaviors in quite the standard, everyday playground (though my...
Lignin, the stuff that prevents all trees from adopting the weeping habit, is a...– Why secondhand bookstores smell good Perfumes: The Guide (via YMFY)
i crowd my mind with almost everything and everyone possible. but still, i find myself tormented by you.
i clearly remember coming here with some sort of productive intention…
sweet disposition - temper trap
Suicide. We’ll commit suicide … mass suicide.– Phil Jackson, when asked what changes the Lakers may make after Sunday’s loss to Boston. (via nbaoffseason)
Dispatcher: 9-1-1 What is your emergency?
Caller: I heard what sounded like gunshots coming from the brown house on the corner.
Dispatcher: Do you have an address?
Caller: No, I have on a blouse and slacks, why?
Mother Night, Kurt Vonnegut Nine Stories, JD Salinger Ada, or Ardor, Vladimir Nabokov Kafka on the Shore, Haruki Murakami The Brothers Karamazov, Fyodor Dostoyevsky Portraits and Observations, Truman Capote x2 1/100 Suggestions?