LOVE IN THE TIME OF CHOLERA

The More Things Change, THE MORE THEY REMAIN THE SAME

Quiara Alegría Hudes’s 10 Favorite Books

MUST READ | The Case for Global Liberalism

The Designing of Book Covers has always fascinated me

Haruki Murakami

Liz Kuball | photograph

SUNDAYS IN NEW YORK

SANKOFA DANZAFRO

Tonight!

AS IMPERCEPTIBLY AS GRIEF

As imperceptibly as Grief
The Summer lapsed away—
Too imperceptible at last,
To seem like Perfidy—
A Quietness distilled
As Twilight long begun
Or Nature spending with herself
Sequestered Afternoon—
The Dusk drew earlier in—
The Morning foreign shone—
A courteous, yet harrowing Grace,
As Guest, that would be gone—
And thus, without a Wing
Or service of a Keel
Our Summer made her light escape
Into the Beautiful.

Emily Dickinson

Juana Olga Barrios | Domus, 2018

BLUETS | MAGGIE NELSON

Oh, Maggie Nelson, how I adore your searing brilliance. ♥

 

Perhaps it is becoming clearer why I felt no romance when you told me that you carried my last letter with you, everywhere you went, for months on end, unopened. This may have served some purpose for you, but whatever it was, surely it bore little resemblance to mine. I never aimed to give you a talisman, an empty vessel to flood with whatever longing, dread, or sorrow happened to be the day’s mood. I wrote it because I had something to say to you.

I can remember a time when I took Henry James’s advice–‘try to be one of the people on whom nothing is lost!’–deeply to heart. I think I was then imagining that the net effect of becoming one of those people would be one of accretion. Whereas if you truly become someone on whom nothing is lost, then loss will not be lost upon you, either.

At a job interview at a university, three men sitting across from me at a table. On my cv it says that I am currently working on a book about the color blue. I have been saying this for years without writing a word. It is, perhaps, my way of making my life feel “in progress” rather than a sleeve of ash falling off a lit cigarette.

ELEVEN 3/4

My monkey ♥

JANET MCTEER

First play of the season and off to an excellent start! McTeer is phenomenal as Sarah Bernhardt as she struggles to play Hamlet on stage in the mid-1800’s. Poignant treatise on gender politics, then and now.

FARMER’S MARKET | UNION SQUARE PARK

Oh, how I love Autumn in New York!

YASUMASA MORIMURA

Tonight, at The Japan Society, for his only performance and for the opening of his show, Ego Obscura!

NATALIE PORTMAN BRINGS IT

Listen to every word.

GOOD MORNING, NEW YORK

SHORT STORIES BY LATIN AMERICAN WOMEN

Mixed collection, but still a few interesting discoveries for me.