And what is the most terrible thing about boredom? Why do we rush to dispel it? Because it is a distraction-free state which soon enough reveals underlying unpalatable truths about existence—our insignificance, our meaningless existence, our inexorable progression to deterioration and death.
The Schopenhauer Cure , Irvin Yalom (via itsonlypretendingtobeachandelier)

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Edouard Levé, Suicide

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Edouard Levé, Suicide

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It goes without saying, I believe, that if we understood ourselves better, we would damage ourselves less.
James Baldwin (via interneiti)

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Krzhizhanovsky’s Autobiography of a Corpse Wins the 2014 PEN Translation Prize

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NYRB Classics is pleased to announce that Autobiography of a Corpse by Sigizmund Krzhizhanovsky, translated from the Russian by Joanne Turnbull & Nikolai Formozov, has won the 2014 PEN Translation Prize.

Each year, the PEN Translation Prize is awarded for a book-length translation of…

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Read Sherman Alexie’s short story “What You Pawn I Will Redeem,” one of Lauren Collins’s favorites from our archive: http://nyr.kr/1n7V5Fh

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Read Sherman Alexie’s short story “What You Pawn I Will Redeem,” one of Lauren Collins’s favorites from our archive: http://nyr.kr/1n7V5Fh

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Follow your most intense obsessions mercilessly.
Franz Kafka
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NYRB Classics delivers, once again.

NYRB Classics delivers, once again.

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Charles Bukowski, “No Help For That”

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Charles Bukowski, “No Help For That”

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Underlined passage, Letters to a Young Poet by Rainer Maria Rilke, page 21.

Wonderful letters. Love this book.

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It’s always seemed a little preposterous that Hamlet, for all his paralyzing doubt about everything, never once doubts the reality of the ghost. Never questions whether his own madness might not in fact be unfeigned.
David Foster Wallace, Infinite Jest (via talesofpassingtime)
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Organised greed, with little or no disguise, has played a very large part in the world’s wars
Bertrand Russell
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Rainbow colours inside of the Sanoma building.

Rainbow colours inside of the Sanoma building.

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museum article

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museum article

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Day trip to the end of the world.

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Day trip to the end of the world.

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