Saturday, June 23, 2007

What do heaven bears do things?

Reads The Last Novel, by David Markson:

Anybody can be nobody.
Said Eugene V. Debs.

Novelist's personal genre. For all its seeming fragmentation, nonetheless obstinately cross-referential and of cryptic interconnective syntax.

Wondering why one is surprised to realize that Thoreau was dead at forty-five.

A lament of Schopenhauer's:
Over how frequently the mere purchase of a book is mistaken for the appropriation of its contents.

Two pages of The Mill on the Floss are enough to start me crying.
Said Proust.

Meanwhile, on page 93 of A History of Modern Computing, the words

The word "language" turned out to be a dangerous term, implying much more than its initial users foresaw. The English word is derived from the French langue, meaning tongue, implying that it is spoken.

can be found. Dinaw Mengestu's narrator, the shopkeeper Sepha Stephanos, has this to say:

On those good days, which come once or twice a week, I make just over four hundred dollars. I walk home at the end of the night feeling better, not only about my store, but about this country. I think to myself, America is beautiful after all. There is more here. Gas is cheap. This is not a bad place. Things could be worse. And what else could I have done?

"So then, you hate America today?" Kenneth says. He smiles a half-smile. He pours a little scotch into a Styrofoam cup he stole from his office and hands it to me. I know that if I let him, he would pull from his pocket the missing $26.16 and slide it into the cash register. Anything to make me feel better.

"With all my heart," I say to him.

1 comment:

penelope said...

Clues that taxi driver Ludovico follows strictly.
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The first suspect arrested was Rubens de Oliveira, also known as Alberto
D'Lassere. Lip service all of it, expect an inreased inblack outs and
dirty air as Brazil continues to industrialize.

You have been quiet for the past couple of days.
None stay in jail for long anyway. A draft study by the Macroplan
consulting firm, according to a report this week in the daily Folha de
S. This attempt has succeeded in provoking a strike by professors, staff
and students that has gone on for more than a month. Where the hell is
the department of justice?

Morales reportedly declined the offer.
As to the objective crime of slander, the author could have used legal
justification to provide proof of everything he wrote about if he had
shifted the role of defendant with that of plaintiff.

Brazil's Lula Confesses Venial Sins and Hides Mortal Ones Can't Lula's
PT and Cardoso's PSDB Just Get Along?

Seems that we are thinking on the same wave length.

According to Marcelo Pedroso, who is currently the director for the
segment, the aim is to foster the sector more and more in the country.

Brazil's Money and Stock Market Have Become the Planet's Strongest
Martin Weiss, author of the investment newsletter Money and Markets.
He discusses Brazil's. Does anyone really think Brazil will do anything
to stop the destruction of the Amazon basin? Facing impending cuts in
budget and staff, IBAMA employees have gone out on strike, forcing the
agency to hire consultants to complete the Madeira project's licensing.
IBAMA, which has had to continually defend its role in carefully
analyzing the impacts of the projects, will surely find it impossible to
resist the barrage of political criticism it is receiving.
your tourism account is in deficit ! This flight represents a much
awaited link not just to Dubai, but also to many other cities in the
East," says Carvalho. Another way of visiting the city is by metro -
although the metro grid is still small when compared to the size of the

President Lula now faces a major dilemma and so far has responded with
frustration and cynicism. That is all the difference.

the press and the journals have to speak about notices not private
lifes. few if any of you Europeans are arrested for having sex with
children in the north. and as far as the Europeans coming to Brazil for
sex tours if the police did there jobs instead of taking the kids to
them .

In the face of solidarity from intellectuals, public workers and
students throughout the country, Serra's predicament is emblematic of
the general paralysis of the Brazilian bourgeoisie. This would be the
first of a series of dams planned for the Xingu River, another Amazon

Both pain and suffering are personal and non-transferable. These would
be felt over thousands of kilometers, from the mouth of the mighty
Amazon and up the Madeira into neighboring Bolivia and Peru.

An extremely thought provoking question made by our distinguished and
eminent colleague GTY to all the Europeans on the Lufthansa flights to
Recife. This finding led Lula to comment cynically that
"environmentalists are trying to dump some catfish on my lap" by
opposing the Madeira project. we have to stop everyone to speak about
personal things roberto carlos is a singer and for me the most
important is tath he will still singing.

It would be interesting to hear your experience, just like the
experience of Forrest on Nile and the Three gorges dam in China. The
clues are very practical like, for example, asking where the passenger
is coming from, where he would like to go and how much the ride was,"
explained Adetax president Ricardo Auriemma. It has become a kind of
joke to wake up every morning and read about the Cops and Robber games.
This means investment in science without immediate profits which is not
always understood as important by governments and politicians.

That is all the difference. The risk of being robbed, assaulted and
eventually killed is the daily life !