Our epitaphs

Do not speak of Charon, or any cold marble thing: that’s all just Greek to me. Your grandiloquent amphitheaters— columns and rows of allusion—only tease at monument. They ruin this moment. You are in your twenties and worry about the colour of parkas... how many people will attend your party... Find a homely metaphor I… Continue reading Our epitaphs

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A review (of a review)

This week's review is a most eloquent hedonism: A masterly display of knowledge in and around a popular topic. It provides evidence of many years of obsessive, deliberate consumption. Furthermore, the condescension is most delicious. However... it remains vastly inferior to the work reviewed, for the mere fact that the object of scrutiny transformed its… Continue reading A review (of a review)