quarta-feira, abril 30, 2008
Garcia Llorca, em final de dia
"Cuando llega la noche,
noche que noche nochera,
los gitanos en sus fraguas
forjaban soles y flechas.
Un caballo malherido
llamaba a todas las puertas.
Gallos de vidrio cantaban
por Jerez de la Frontera.
El viento vuelve desnudo
la esquina de la sorpresa,
en la noche platinoche,
noche que noche nochera."
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Se há blogs que são aperiódicos & assíncronos (depois posso revelar quais) este (o meu!) é um deles.



que não tem períodos


diz-se do aparelho em que o órgão oscilante volta rapidamente à posição de equilíbrio


(de a, priv. + síncrono) adj.

que não é síncrono

(de a, priv. + síncrono) adj.

designativo dos motores de corrente alternada, cuja velocidade depende da potência que deles se exige
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Apenas uma manifestação!

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terça-feira, abril 29, 2008
Um auto-retrato americano
Prison Uniforms, 2007


Novo zoom:

A fotografia de Chris Jordan. 2,3 milhões de uniformes prisionais dobrados - o número de Americanos encarcerados em 2005.

Interessa ver toda a série:

"This series looks at contemporary American culture through the austere lens of statistics. Each image portrays a specific quantity of something: fifteen million sheets of office paper (five minutes of paper use); 106,000 aluminum cans (thirty seconds of can consumption) and so on. My hope is that images representing these quantities might have a different effect than the raw numbers alone, such as we find daily in articles and books. Statistics can feel abstract and anesthetizing, making it difficult to connect with and make meaning of 3.6 million SUV sales in one year, for example, or 2.3 million Americans in prison, or 410,000 paper cups used every fifteen minutes. This project visually examines these vast and bizarre measures of our society, in large intricately detailed prints assembled from thousands of smaller photographs. The underlying desire is to emphasize the role of the individual in a society that is increasingly enormous, incomprehensible, and overwhelming. My only caveat about this series is that the prints must be seen in person to be experienced the way they are intended. As with any large artwork, their scale carries a vital part of their substance which is lost in these little web images. Hopefully the JPEGs displayed here might be enough to arouse your curiosity to attend an exhibition, or to arrange one if you are in a position to do so. The series is a work in progress, and new images will be posted as they are completed, so please stay tuned." Chris Jordan, Seattle, 2007
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As livrarias, vistas por quem as conhece

Um excerto de "The Library at Night" de Alberto Manguel.
Mais informação aqui.

"The Library at Night—a series of essays on what one might call the Platonic idea of a library—reveals some of its author's intellectual range and magpie learning. . . [It] is an elegant volume, in both its design and its text. . . . Alberto Manguel has brought out a richly enjoyable book, absolutely enthralling for anyone who loves to read and an inspiration for anybody who has ever dreamed of building a library of his or her own."—Michael Dirda, Washington Post Book World
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quinta-feira, abril 24, 2008
Em maré de recomendações

"Steiner has here transformed the vaporous conceptions of his life, the vapors of what never was and never will be, from their aeriform state to a fine and ethereal substantiality. My Unwritten Books is a gathering of shades, an elegant and eloquent gathering of mind, feeling, and autumnal passion. (...) And that is the lovely irony of this unique little book. None of these unwritten books should have been written. They are better here, as they are, untamed and errant phantoms of a brilliance whose emanations no one mortal lifetime could ever accommodate in full." - Nick Tosches, Bookforum

"Ten years on he comes across as more vulnerable still, overcome by late-flowering doubt and a crippling awareness of "the abyss at the heart of love". If he isn't exactly humble (his confessions of failure sometimes sound more like boasts), he remains his own man, and this spikily honest little book exposes more of the man than ever before." - Blake Morrison, The Guardian

"My Unwritten Books, seven essays on the seven books he has not written, is bravely done. After all, we are talking about failure -- but admitting it takes the kind of confidence born of success. The failures are variously explained, but they can also be thought of as crises of faith." - Susan Salter Reynolds, The Los Angeles Times
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Novas visitas

Os livros, filmes e sites mais interessantes sobre Shakespeare.

Herodoto explica-nos as armas e os Homens?

O mundo literário e as hormonas.
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Talvez recomeçar por recomendações online!

Eis o primeiro número do Journal of Language Contact.

Novas tendências na teoria da literatura: a neuroestética.

A Negritude e Aimé Césaire.

A vizinha crise editorial.
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quinta-feira, abril 03, 2008
2º Andamento
Recapitulando, ou iniciando um novo capítulo. Far-se-á, provavelmente, de parágrafos curtos, ou axiomas condensados. Libertar-se-á dos grilhões do passado, mas afirmar-se-á sempre como expressão própria do seu autor - seja o George que for. Muitas recomendações - excessivas, dirão. Mas opções, como tudo!

Recapitula-se um blog como se tudo não tivesse passado de um longo intermezzo. Necessário, como todos os silêncios na altura própria.
posted by George Cassiel @ 9:20 da manhã   3 comments


Um blog sobre literatura, autores, ideias e criação.


"Este era un cuco que traballou durante trinta anos nun reloxo. Cando lle chegou a hora da xubilación, o cuco regresou ao bosque de onde partira. Farto de cantar as horas, as medias e os cuartos, no bosque unicamente cantaba unha vez ao ano: a primavera en punto." Carlos López, Minimaladas (Premio Merlín 2007)

«Dedico estas histórias aos camponeses que não abandonaram a terra, para encher os nossos olhos de flores na primavera» Tonino Guerra, Livro das Igrejas Abandonadas

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