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Kierkegaard to Regine Olsen ~ letter

mars 17, 2013

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11 August 1838 You, sovereign queen of my heart, Regina, hidden in the deepest secrecy of my breast, in the fullness of my life-idea, there where it is just as far to heaven as to hell—unknown divinity! O, can I really believe the poets when they say that the first time one sees the beloved […]

Marx to Jenny von Westphalen ~ letter

mars 17, 2013

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Manchester, June 21, 1865 My heart’s beloved: I am writing you again, because I am alone and because it troubles me always to have a dialogue with you in my head, without your knowing anything about it or hearing it or being able to answer… Momentary absence is good, for in constant presence things seem […]

Mewlana ~ Rumi

februari 15, 2013

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A secred turning in us makes the universe turn. Head unawere of feet, and feet head. Neither cares. They keep turning. Rumi

Simone de Beauvoir ~ Mandarinerna

februari 15, 2013

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Kap 3. Fö är det inget lyte att vara Intellektuell. Jag är en intellektuell. Det retar mig att man använder det ordet som förolämpning. Folk verkar tro att tomrummet i deras hjärnor skulle kunna fylla deras ballar.

Simone de Beauvoir ~ Mandarinerna

februari 15, 2013

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kap 5. Var hon allt igenom dum, eller lite efterbliven, eller förlamad av blyghet? Hon var så vacker att hon rimligen borde ha varit dum men skönhet fick henne samtidigt att framstå som gåtfull. … En Intellektuell har ingen uppgift längre. Oh, man kan roa sig med att sätta ihop ord, precis som man trär […]

André Malraux: Une Vie – by Olivier Todd

augusti 19, 2012

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The Man from Nowhere – John Sturrock http://www.lrb.co.uk/v23/n15/john-sturrock/the-man-from-nowhere Gallimard, 694 pp, frs 175.00, April 2001, ISBN 2 07 074921 5 At André Malraux’s funeral, in November 1976, two red wreaths were delivered to the cemetery: one came from the French Communist Party, an organisation to which he never belonged, the other from Lasserre, a three-rosette restaurant near the Grand Palais where […]

Claude Lanzmann: the man who stood witness for the world

augusti 19, 2012

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Ed Vulliamy http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2012/mar/04/claude-lanzmann-memoir-shoah-interview He lived a remarkable life: a French resistance fighter, a friend of Jean-Paul Sartre and lover of Simone de Beauvoir. Yet he is best known for his epic film, Shoah, the definitive oral record of those who survived the Holocaust. Now, aged 87, he tells his own extraordinary story One evening – we […]