Friday, July 23, 2010

A great selection of World Music is available at the moment at:

Thursday, July 01, 2010

Real Presences by George Steiner, Published 1989

Page 146

Translation comprises complex exercises of salutation, of reticence, of commerce between cultures, between tongues and modes of saying. A master translator can be defined as a perfect host.

Page 221

No period since the early Renaissance has been more concerned with, has addressed itself more insistently to, the nature of the mythical than our own. Remythologization in a time which has found agnostic secularism more or less unendurable ma, in future, be seen as defining the spirit of the age.

Friday, January 29, 2010

nostromo – the book by joseph conrad

On page 471 he has a good description of a man:
“What he lacked was the polished callousness of men of the world, the callousness from which springs an easy tolerance for oneself and others; the tolerance wide as poles asunder from true sympathy and human compassion. This want of callousness accounted for his sardonic turn of mind and his biting speeches."
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