19-05-26 Weekly Links - Reading Edition




19-05-19 Weekly Links




2001: A Space Odyssey (The Book) - Arthur C. Clarke

I read this once as a teenager and once in my thirties. Both times it was like a punch in the face. But a happy punch in the face. Even knowing the outline of the story, there's a sense of tension and fear hidden in the details that I've never experienced in any other book. The philosophical themes are subtle and unpretentious, and tangle themselves effortlessly into the frighting sense of vastness and emptiness and time. Maybe the best proof there is that a book can be short and sweet and part of a low-brow genre and still blow most fine literature out of the water.



A Woman Reading - Camille Corot


19-05-05 Weekly Links - Hedgehog Teeth Edition



19-04-21 Weekly Links
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19-04-14 Weekly Links


First Printed Divine Comedy


Why The Romantics Matter

The second chapter, called 'Romantic Psychology', is a rambling essay about modernism that doesn't even slightly imply what it has to do with the romantics. And as far as essays about modernism goes, it's terrible. It's completely unfocused, pointless, uninteresting, and apparently wasn't even glanced at by an editor. I stopped reading after that.