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Grass

GRASS

BY CARL SANDBURG

Pile the bodies high at Austerlitz and Waterloo.
Shovel them under and let me work—
I am the grass; I cover all. 46 more words

Poetry

Extinction by Thomas Bernhard - a quick review

Yesterday I finished reading Extinction by Thomas Bernhard. The novel took about two weeks for me to read and during that time I have taken the train to Armadale, walked about 100km on the Bibbulmun track and traveled around north east Bali. 1,663 more words

James Quinton

Got That Fire

For myriad reasons, I needed a break. Some privacy. A solo ride.

Naturally, I decided to drive to New York to make this happen. We know I don’t do things the easy way. 665 more words

Out And About

Winding Back The Clock - Time in Popular Culture

Using both one of the best films of last year, and one of the most insightful writers I know of, I reflect on that thorniest of subjects – time. 507 more words

Film

Austerlitz By W.G. Sebald

In W.G. Sebald’s Austerlitz, an unnamed narrator reiterates the story of his friend, Jacques Austerlitz, who has only recently pieced together his true identity. Austerlitz tells his companion, through words and photographs, about the discovery of his real name, birthplace and parentage slowly over time, spanning a number of years and taking place in various countries in Europe. 255 more words

LITERATURE

From Austerlitz To Auschwitz

I’ve only recently read Elie Wiesel‘s Night (last week, in fact), and as is my habit, I skipped the preface (by Robert McAfee Brown) and the foreword (by  509 more words

Politics

Vienna, The World's Most Livable City

For the seventh year in a row, the international firm Mercer has ranked Vienna as No. 1 in their Quality of Living Rankings as the most livable city in the world. 1,914 more words

Travel