‘The Night Maid’ (November 2009) ‘The Bull From The Sea’ (December 2009)
Diary: Monday 28th December 2009, Holy Innocents...
Dostoyevsky on making way for others
“I used to wriggle along in a most unseemly fashion, like an eel, continually moving aside to side to make way for generals, for officers of the guards and the hussars, or for ladies. At such minutes there used to be a convulsive twinge at my heart, and I used to feel hot all down my back at the mere thought of the wretchedness of my attire, of the wretchedness and abjectness of my little...
Prologue to Neitzsche's 'The Dawn'
“… we are friends of the lento, I and my book. I have not been a philologist in vain — perhaps I am one yet: a teacher of slow reading. I even come to write slowly. At present it is not only my habit, but even my taste — a perverted taste, maybe — to write nothing but what will drive to despair every one who is “in a hurry.” For philology is that venerable...
A post: 'Begin at the beginning'
Hello all. I’ve dug my claws in and started a blog. I have nothing interesting to convey and a blog seemed the apposite medium. Please treat this site as an informal diary and scrapbook. Everything that passes before my eyes and ears will be transferred from my brain to here. It will not be the most compelling read, nor unique: I do not earn money, I do not spend money, I do not get out the...