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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. 

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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.

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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. 

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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.