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Huysmans & Leroux


Lithograph by Auguste Leroux for the 1920 edition of Joris-Karl Huysmans – À rebours (1884).

…si spunea:

His contempt for humanity grew fiercer, and at last he came to realize that the world is made up mostly of fools and scoundrels. It became perfectly clear to him that he could entertain no hope of finding in someone else the same aspirations and antipathies; no hope of linking up with a mind which, like his own, took pleasure in a life of studious decrepitude.

—      Joris-Karl Huysmans, Against Nature.




…si spunea:

‘keeping in view our sense perceptions and affections – for so shall we have the firmest grounds for proof  – we must recognize that the soul [is] related in its nature to pneuma’

– Epicurus, Letter to Herodotus.



Intrarea (Palermo, 1150)

…si spunea:

‘Like Celan, Benjamin understands the ‘second’ (Sekunde) not so much as a positive moment in time but rather as a cut, division, or opening within it. Like its English cognate, the German Sekunde derives from the Latin secunda minuta, the second minute, itself the ‘result of a second operation of sexagesimal division.’ It is through such divisions within divisions – of hours into minutes, minutes into seconds, and seconds into split seconds – Benjamin suggests, that the Messiah might enter.’

– Michael G. Levine, A Weak Messianic Power.

Nu stiu, dar eu nu reusesc sa trec de Patimi. Intreaga faza cu Invierea mi se pare o minciuna cu duhoare pagana.