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Robin Helweg-Larsen

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Born
September 28

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July 2012


Max Gutmann, ‘A Letter Home’

One flat fall evening, as an undergrad,
I left the library to mail a letter
and at the mailbox had
a stirring–-I don’t know what else to call it,
but I felt certain, drifting back
on brittle leaves, surrounded by the gray,
this was my life–-a feeling new,
whole, deeply and vibratingly unstrange.

Back at the carrel, where my books still lay,
I sat some time immersed there in that moment:
me, having

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Published on January 28, 2023 05:00
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Comet in Moominland by Tove Jansson
The first book in the series was The Moomins and the Great Flood (Swedish: Småtrollen och den stora översvämningen, literally The Little Trolls and the Great Flood), published 1945, but for some reason not translated into English until 2005. So for 6 See Full Answer
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Hilaire Belloc
“The accursed power which stands on privilege( and goes with women, champagne and bridge)
Broke - and democracy resumed her reign ( which goes with bridge and women and champagne.”
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C.D. Wright
“Poetry helps us to suffer more efficiently,”
C.D. Wright, Cooling Time: An American Poetry Vigil

“Nobody tells this to people who are beginners, I wish someone told me. All of us who do creative work, we get into it because we have good taste. But there is this gap. For the first couple years you make stuff, it’s just not that good. It’s trying to be good, it has potential, but it’s not. But your taste, the thing that got you into the game, is still killer. And your taste is why your work disappoints you. A lot of people never get past this phase, they quit. Most people I know who do interesting, creative work went through years of this. We know our work doesn’t have this special thing that we want it to have. We all go through this. And if you are just starting out or you are still in this phase, you gotta know its normal and the most important thing you can do is do a lot of work. Put yourself on a deadline so that every week you will finish one story. It is only by going through a volume of work that you will close that gap, and your work will be as good as your ambitions. And I took longer to figure out how to do this than anyone I’ve ever met. It’s gonna take awhile. It’s normal to take awhile. You’ve just gotta fight your way through.”
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Oswald Spengler
“What is truth? For the multitude, that which it continually reads and hears.”
Oswald Spengler, The Decline of the West, Vol 2: Perspectives of World History

Oswald Spengler
“Through money, democracy becomes its own destroyer, after money has destroyed intellect.”
Oswald Spengler, The Decline of the West

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