Sunday, January 31, 2010

Book Titles Without Context #8

Fumifugium, or, The inconveniencie of the aer and smoak of London dissipated: together with some remedies humbly proposed

John Evelyn (1661)

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Word of the Day #32


Wednesday, January 13, 2010

In Memoriam #17, Cinema #45

Eric Rohmer


[I]l n’est de beau style qu’efficace, la poésie est ici de surcroit, si l’on veut, mais en même temps première, indiscernible de l’utile qu’elle magnifie.

Maurice Schérer, “Les Maitres de l’aventure,” Cahiers du cinéma (December 1953)

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Food #14, Order of Universe #32

[F]ood and wine—...the formalization of gastro-sensory pleasure—must be an essential aspect of the whole life, in which the sensuous-sensual-spiritual elements are so intimately interwoven that the incomplete exploitation of any one can only result in the imperfect opening of the great flower, symbol of the ultimate perfection which is understanding, when all things fall into place...

Richard Olney, Simple French Cooking (1974)