eva is inside her cat

theparisreview:


Dear Miss Plath,
I’m sorry we decided against these poems. We like the second section of AMNESIAC very much, but cannot see any relation between it and the first section. Perhaps we’re being dense. But would you think over the possibility of printing the second section alone under that title? If you would care to resubmit it that way, we’d be happy to consider it again.

A rejection letter sent to Sylvia Plath.
Read more here.

theparisreview:

Dear Miss Plath,

I’m sorry we decided against these poems. We like the second section of AMNESIAC very much, but cannot see any relation between it and the first section. Perhaps we’re being dense. But would you think over the possibility of printing the second section alone under that title? If you would care to resubmit it that way, we’d be happy to consider it again.

A rejection letter sent to Sylvia Plath.

Read more here.

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                       Witold and Rita Gombrowitz with Psina

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 Klosterneuburg near Vienna, on the River Danube. Water color by Adolf  Hitler (1911)

In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the triumph of Vienna was a sense of civilization. One of the consequences of cultural success can be political naivety. The lesson still applies today, when so many members of the international intelligentsia - which, broadly interpreted, means us - continue to believe that culture can automatically hold civilization together. But there is nothing automatic about it, because nothing can be held together without the rule of law.

Clive James, Cultural Amnesia

infandous
Unspeakable or too odious to be expressed or mentioned.

infandous

Unspeakable or too odious to be expressed or mentioned.

Разрыв, даже с чудовищем, всегда как репетиция смерти. Потому что все, что у тебя собрано: коллекция объятий, вечеров, ночей, случаев, молчания - все это подвергается опасности вдруг. Все это безжалостно убивается, по улыбкам ходят ногами, и часть жизни отмирает. И ты остаешься с меньшим количеством жизни.

(Source: sotnikova)