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Books! What are they? Do they matter? I don’t know and, a resounding yes! The Sailor Who Fell From Grace With The Sea by Yukio Mishima, an author with an incredible talent for prose but honestly has terrible politics

The Sailor Who Fell From Grace With The Sea by Yukio Mishima is an incredible novel full of beautiful imagery, gripping insight into varied forms of the human psyche, and also a kind of gross scene involving a cat.  424 more words

do it again - steely dan

99% of fiction, I’ll read once and never consider going back to. William S Burroughs, I can reread, mostly down to the gorgeous ‘poetry’ of his prose. 372 more words


Quote of the day

“It’s convenient to have a science fiction and fantasy section, it’s convenient to have a mainstream literary fiction section, but these should only be guides, they shouldn’t be demarcated territories where one type of reader belongs and another type of reader does not belong.” – David Mitchell

Fantasy Fiction

Masks By Mishima

I don’t know what Mishima’s goal was, and maybe he didn’t either, but his actions signaled his understanding of the many masks that we all wear. 76 more words


The True Fundamental of the Body is Nothing but the Body Itself

‘The “I” with which I shall occupy myself will not be the “I” that relates back strictly to myself, but something else, some residue, that remains after all the other words I have uttered have flowed back into me, something that neither relates back nor flows back. 608 more words

Neither Dream, Nor Fantasy, Nor Mystery

‘At bottom what is Greek art? It is realism of the beautiful, with nothing of the ideality preached by the art teachers of the institute. In Greek beauty there is neither dream, nor fantasy, nor mystery.’ 279 more words