Sunday, December 22, 2013

Starks of uncertainties & Vyra

"A pessimist is a man who thinks everybody as nasty as himself, and hates them for it." ~George Bernard Shaw, An Unsocial Socialist

Like his writing, Nabokov’s scientific obsession with butterflies was rooted in nostalgia. He was a taxonomist in a time machine. Nabokov was born in St. Petersburg, Russia to an aristocratic family, and spent much of his childhood at the family’s country estate in Vrbov of Vyra

The French biographer Pierre Michon is obsessed with uncertainty, with what scholarly inquiries can’t reveal about the lives of artists The Page Is Truth: THE “Taxing Lives” of Pierre MICHON

Teaching people to write is charlatanism, says Geoffrey Hill. More therapy than poetry. “The idea that you write to express yourself is revolting” Media Dragon: poetry should be shocking and surprising