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Books

March 29, 2016

I love books and I see them everywhere I go, much more often than hawks. I also love gems and stones, but until I finish a little piece about them, I am borrowing like a magpie from the museums of Washington D.C. and from Robert Bolaño’s Between [...]

Contest: We have one winner!

February 23, 2016

We have our first winner for the Robert Walser contest. Maria will receive a copy of Walser’s “Looking at Pictures”, courtesy of New Directions. We still have two books to give away. To enter, please email us at [...]

Robert Walser on Van Gogh

January 14, 2016

An excerpt from Robert Walser's Looking At Pictures: "The Van Gogh Picture" in which every word is so beautiful and so human it breaks your/my heart. Editor's note. "At an exhibition of paintings several years ago, I saw an, as it were, ravishing and priceless picture: Van Gogh's L'Arlesienne, the portrait of... [...]