So proud to show you all the cover of my book, out in October. In Swedish. Sorry about that.
I quit teaching in colleges because it seemed so criminal to explain works of artKurt Vonnegut Jr.
the sea,Walt Whitman
Delaying not, hurrying not,
Whisper’d me through the night, and very plainly before daybreak,
Lisp’s to me the low and delicious word death,
And again death, death, death, death
Charles Sheeler, American Landscape, 1930.
Yeah it’s actually quite fantastic that reading and writing about this book is something I get to call work and be paid to do.
I know what the present, that difficult tense, is: a pure portion of anxiety.Ronald Barthes
The habits of our lives makes us presume that things will happen in a certain forseeable way, that there will be a vague coherence in the world.Adolfo Bioy Casares
We die together from loving each other: an open death, by dilution into the other, a closed death of the shared grave.Roland Barthes, A Lover’s Discourse.
Intelligent people are corny too.Philip Roth
All I can do, when confronted with anyone’s story, is to wish to turn it into material.Philip Roth
Truman Capote! With a cat!