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"I'm in a hurry, under pressure—all this unfinished business!"

Fetish Objects

Just as it is necessary to forget to keep living, it is necessary not to know the future to wait naively for time to pass. At the height of his career, the architect Adolf Loos burned all his drawings, letters, diaries, fetish objects. He burned everything. With fire, he built an archive made of smoke, a dense mass of forgetfulness from which it would be possible to begin to live again. 

Beatriz Preciado, from the luminous, scintillating Testo Junkie, part biopolitics, part break-up story, all everything. Holding it up high on a crowded train and writing appointments down on its acknowledgements page is, and I know this is fleeting, bringing back the book as fetish object. 

Also brought this with me today, because I’ve never figured out where to put it in the bathroom.

Also brought this with me today, because I’ve never figured out where to put it in the bathroom.

Giving these to a Markson Virgin tomorrow. Top to bottom I think this is the right order, although as the Guardian of Forever says, many journeys are possible. 
There’s now a hole in my M shelf to fill with something new. 

Giving these to a Markson Virgin tomorrow. Top to bottom I think this is the right order, although as the Guardian of Forever says, many journeys are possible. 

There’s now a hole in my M shelf to fill with something new. 

If used book stores were a sign of success, Galsworthy would be Hemingway. 

If used book stores were a sign of success, Galsworthy would be Hemingway. 

Sci-Fi section at Whole Foods Lincoln Park

Sci-Fi section at Whole Foods Lincoln Park

Shit-flooring

One of the first things Eugene gave to Laura was a small male canary whom they called Criminal after a dim, crapulous novel by some hack named William O’Rourke entitled Criminal Tendencies that they once found for a dime, stained and cellar-damp, in the bin of a Salvation Army thrift shop, the pages of which she used, two at a time, for shit- flooring. 



Alexander Theroux, from Laura Warholic, pg. 214

One of the 120,000 titles available at the Newberry Library book fair this weekend, including a 2 volume OED with magnifying glass for $30.  

One of the 120,000 titles available at the Newberry Library book fair this weekend, including a 2 volume OED with magnifying glass for $30.  

If your name is Sylvia Whitman, the only career path possible is managing Shakespeare & Company.

If your name is Sylvia Whitman, the only career path possible is managing Shakespeare & Company.

Useless liquidation customers shopping for useless discounted materials in a useless Borders move past useless soaring thoughts that make you uselessly think about the utility of useless Ralph Waldo Emerson or useless Henry David Thoreau in today’s society; or
1845 called from a landline. Emily Dickinson refuses to leave her room to go to the sale @ Borders.
The only word for this is transplendentcendentalism!!
Crap on sale, this floor.

Useless liquidation customers shopping for useless discounted materials in a useless Borders move past useless soaring thoughts that make you uselessly think about the utility of useless Ralph Waldo Emerson or useless Henry David Thoreau in today’s society; or

  • 1845 called from a landline. Emily Dickinson refuses to leave her room to go to the sale @ Borders.
  • The only word for this is transplendentcendentalism!!
  • Crap on sale, this floor.
Useless liquidation customers shopping for useless discounted materials in a useless Borders move past useless soaring thoughts that make you uselessly think about the utility of useless Ralph Waldo Emerson or useless Henry David Thoreau in today’s society; or
1845 called from a landline. Emily Dickinson refuses to leave her room to go to the sale @ Borders.
The only word for this is transplendentcendentalism!!
Crap on sale, this floor.

Useless liquidation customers shopping for useless discounted materials in a useless Borders move past useless soaring thoughts that make you uselessly think about the utility of useless Ralph Waldo Emerson or useless Henry David Thoreau in today’s society; or

  • 1845 called from a landline. Emily Dickinson refuses to leave her room to go to the sale @ Borders.
  • The only word for this is transplendentcendentalism!!
  • Crap on sale, this floor.