Airports: Frontier Nations →
itwonlast: By ANDRÈS NEUMAN l Granta oct. 4, 2011 1. In the waiting area of the Málaga airport for departing flights, a flock of birds nests on the beams. They fly back and forth across the high ceiling. Whenever I fly to Málaga, I observe their fluttering from this side of the window, while on the other side, the planes are taking off. The birds resemble the passengers who observe them:...
If I were to write an essay instead of a play about any of these subjects it...– Tom Stoppard (via theparisreview)
new reads. lareviewofbooks: TOD GOLDBERG on the long-awaited arrival of the great Angeleno novel. Arcadia (Empty Pool) © Allison Maletz Héctor Tobar The Barbarian Nurseries Farrar, Straus and Giroux, September 2011. 422 pp. Whenever the question comes up as to why there hasn’t been a quintessential novel about Los Angeles, the notion that the place is just too diffuse is bandied about, as...
I’ve walked a lot in the mountains in Iceland. And as you come to a new valley,...– Olafur Eliasson: Playing with Space and Light (via itwonlast)
Let’s say that in one of my books I write something like this: “melons, clouds, and lighthouses scheme endlessly, plotting to take power over the cosmos.” Is this “anthropomorphism”? Sure, but who cares? For the record, I don’t believe that melons, clouds, our lighthouses actually huddle together in an explicit conspiracy. It’s a metaphor, which means that the qualities of one object...
Excerpt from Eve Sussman's "Language Ration Part...
He never imagined the language ration would be delivered upon him. —like a person never really thinks he will be the one to get cancer. He was not extravagant or verbose. Therefore he was surprised when he woke up one day and had lost the use of a few odd adjectives, two simple articles: “the” and “an” One noun: “egg” And an adverb: “typically” interview with artist Eve Sussman