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Joseph Brodsky, Danilo Kis, Zbigniew Herbert

In his introduction to Danilo Kis’ A Tomb for Boris Davidovich – a collection of short stories about the mental and moral degradation of human beings under totalitarianism –  Joseph Brodsky writes: 605 more words


Quote #20

“I feel Most at home with what is Real.
― W. H Auden, Doggerel by a Senior Citizen


Watch: Baz Luhrmann, Jaden Smith On Why 'The Get Down' Tough To Categorize As Movie, TV Series

Once upon a time, conventional wisdom held that TV just wasn’t as good as movies, which explored serious issues and told important stories while TV offered light, mindless frivolity. 176 more words




By James Sallis

No Exit Press, 2016

ISBN: 9781843446699

‘About suffering they were never wrong, the old Masters…’

In James Sallis’s latest, the protagonist is Lamar Hale, a doctor in a small town called Willnot. 310 more words

Book Review

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a languid 5:37 pm. auden, and a parrot-green runner on a table sticky with the remnants of the last meal. it’s raining outside, a drowsy downpour, and inside it’s warm and vaguely lemongrass. 38 more words


Newspaper Clipping about WH Auden

I’ve kept this clipping in my desk for 43 years. It appeared in one of our local newspapers when the great English poet, WH Auden, died in 1973. 37 more words