Wednesday, July 25, 2007

2 from the white dominican...

"in the hazy distance the mountains hover in the air like clouds, and the clouds press down upon the earth like heavy mountains."

"your hand must learn the task your spirit will later carry on... however low the occupation, it will be ennobled when the spirit can take it over. a task that the spirit refuses to inherit is not worthy of being performed by the body."

gustav meyrink, the white dominican

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Blogger kclare said...

A wonderful collection of quotes you have accumulated here… ! I really love Meyrink and have always wanted to read White Dominican… that first quote of his reminds me a bit of the Kawabata excerpt I posted – the strip of sky like a river between the mountain ridges… I’ve not read any Onetti – but so amazing!!! Always nice to find those kind of perimeters….

10:29 AM  
Blogger sroden said...

yeah, so far the white dominican is amazing. you should definitely read the shipyard by onetti, it's a great novel with a lot of beautiful rusty decay. i don't know anything about him or any of his other works. the shipyard is in print.

9:20 PM  

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