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The Sad Cup of Coffee: a note on personification

I’ve had cold coffee and hot coffee, good coffee and lousy coffee, but I’ve never had a sad cup of coffee. —Robert Rauschenberg the spirit of truth must guide us in some sort, even in our enjoyment of fallacy. —John … Continue reading

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Out of the Shadows with Maldoror

Parle, et, puisque, d’après tes vœux les plus chers, l’on ne souffrirait pas, dis en quoi consisterait alors la vertu, idéal que chacun s’efforce d’atteindre, si ta langue est faite comme celle des autres hommes. —Lautréamont, Les Chants de Maldoror … Continue reading

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Francis Ponge in English Translation

New readers of Francis Ponge are advised to go first either to Selected Poems or The Nature of Things, both of which are in print and readily available. I say this even though they are two of the four* Ponge books … Continue reading

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