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Waar water samenvloeit met ander water by Raymond Carver
"Where water comes together with other water

This morning there’s snow everywhere. We remark on it.
You tell me you didn’t sleep well. I say
I didn’t either. You had a terrible night. “Me too.”
We’re extraordinarily calm and tender with each other
as if...
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Eumeswil by Ernst Jünger
"Eumeswil is the strangest book I’ve read in approximately 6.5 years.* The book largely, almost entirely, consists of the main character speaking about his philosophy and view of the world, but the world in question is a fictional city-state ruled..." Read more of this review »
Philippe and 7 other people liked Charles's review of Eumeswil:
Eumeswil by Ernst Jünger
"Ernst Jünger’s "Eumeswil," one of the famous German’s last works, published when he was eighty-two years old, is often regarded as an exposition of libertarian thought. This is understandable, but completely wrong. Such a reading attempts to shoeh..." Read more of this review »
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Ihr sollt die Wahrheit erben by Anita Lasker-Wallfisch
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I bought the book in the museum shop at Bergen-Belsen. The story in itself is harrowing enough. But what particularly struck me is a pitch-black, Kafkaesque kind of slapstick that bubbles up through the narrative. The idea of a KZ-orchestra in itself ...more
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The Silent Transformations by François Jullien
“What remains, in fact? What else is there still right in front of us but the grass which grows and the mountains which erode, bodies which become heavy and faces which become emaciated, life which fecundates, or becomes exhausted, or rather which, while fecundating, is already starting to become exhausted? And vague expectations that crystallize into feverish passion, or else meetings that become less frequent. Or amorous complicities which, without being confessed, turn into relations of power? Or heroic revolutions which (without our being able to locate when) mutate into the privileges of the Party? Or else the wounds of yesterday which are displaced, buried and condensed, and then transcribe themselves into encrypted representation of dreams - and works which ripen in silence?”
François Jullien
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The Silent Transformations by François Jullien
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Reading this compact, handsome book feels like visiting another planet. Not unpleasant, certainly disorientating. Jullien unveils for us the landscape of classical Chinese thinking through an exploration of the notion of change. Western thinking, roo ...more
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Vijftig by Bavo Claes
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Der Waldgang by Ernst Jünger
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"… hier heißt es, mit den Wölfen heulen oder gegen sie ins Feld ziehen …"

This essay from the early 1950s made for uncomfortable reading, in tone and in substance, and also in the mixture of the two. The voice here is supremely controlled and equanimo
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Sämtliche Werke - Band 3 by Ernst Jünger
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These notes, for the time being, only concern the Kirchhorster Blätter, Jünger's war-time diaries that cover the period between his departure from nearly-liberated Paris (August 1944) and the taking of Hannover by troops from the US Ninth Army (April ...more
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Friedrich Nietzsche
“And how does one basically recognize good development? In that a well-developed man does our senses good: that he is carved from wood which is hard, delicate, and sweet-smelling, all at the same time.”
Friedrich Nietzsche, Ecce Homo

Friedrich Nietzsche
“I fail to remember ever having made an effort — no trace of struggle is detectable in my life, I am the opposite of a heroic nature. To “want” something, to “strive” for something, to have an “end,” a “desire” in mind — I know none of this from my experience. Even at this moment I look out upon my future — a broad future! — as upon a smooth sea: no desire ripples upon it.
Not in the least do I want anything to be different from what it is; I myself do not want to be any different ... But thus I have always lived.”
Friedrich Nietzsche, Ecce Homo

“The bicycle saves my life every day. If you've ever experienced a moment of awe or freedom on a bicycle; if you've ever taken flight from sadness to the rhythm of two spinning wheels, or felt the resurgence of hope pedalling to the top of a hill with the dew of effort on your forehead; if you've ever wondered, swooping down bird-like down a long hill, if the world was standing still; if you have ever, just once, sat on a bicycle with a singing heart and felt like an ordinary human touching the gods, then we share something fundamental. We know it's all about the bike.”
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Jens Peter Jacobsen
“For he has faith enough, he feels, if he were really to delve into himself, faith enough to move mountains, but he cannot manage to put his back into it. Once in a while the need to create wells up in him, the longing to see a part of himself set free in a work by him, and for days at a time his being can be tensed with joyous, titanic efforts to mold the clay into his Adam. But he is never able to shape him into a semblance of his image, he does not have enough stamina to maintain the self-discipline that it demands. It make take weeks for him to give up the work, but he does give it up, and irritably asks himself why he should keep on: what more does he have to gain? He has enjoyed the pleasure of creation, the tedium of upbringing remains, to nurse, nurture, and support entirely - why? for whom? He is no pelican, he says. But whatever he says, he is still ill at ease and feels that he has not done justice to the expectations he has of himself. It doesn’t help him to confront these expectations and try to doubt that their demands on him are justified. He is faced with a choice, and he must choose; for life is such that when the first youth is gone, sooner or later - depending on the natural disposition of the person - sooner or later a day dawns when resignation comes to you like a seducer and tempts you, and you have to say farewell to the impossible and accept it.”
Jens Peter Jacobsen

François Jullien
“What remains, in fact? What else is there still right in front of us but the grass which grows and the mountains which erode, bodies which become heavy and faces which become emaciated, life which fecundates, or becomes exhausted, or rather which, while fecundating, is already starting to become exhausted? And vague expectations that crystallize into feverish passion, or else meetings that become less frequent. Or amorous complicities which, without being confessed, turn into relations of power? Or heroic revolutions which (without our being able to locate when) mutate into the privileges of the Party? Or else the wounds of yesterday which are displaced, buried and condensed, and then transcribe themselves into encrypted representation of dreams - and works which ripen in silence?”
François Jullien, The Silent Transformations

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