The agreeable eye

an eudæmonistarchives

More specifically concerning: avoidance

19.10.01 – Friday

19 October 2001, around 16.36.

compare Scrutinizing my recent reading and find that I’ve been spending far too much time ambling through modern literature – which would, I suppose, be acceptable if I were reading Proust or Eliot or some other frightfully clever & dreadfully important authors, but I’m not – I’m reading the squabblers, with personalities more interesting than […]

mirabile dictu

22 October 2011, around 17.57.

Women from the surrounding rural districts come to the city to sell food; milk and yogurt in the morning, and vegetables in the afternoon. Running late for school one morning, I saw two women quarrel over their barrels of yogurt. Three men in fur-collared coats had difficulty in keeping them apart, as they went at […]

caresses and lullabies

3 January 2016, around 13.12.

Natalia Ginzburg on vocations.

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