Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Wednesday Top 5

1) The Marvelous Bones of Time: Brenda Coultas
2) Trees Outside the Academy: Thurston Moore
3) The Grove Companion to Samuel Beckett: Ackerly & Gontarski
4) How to be Perfect: Ron Padgett
4) "There is no need to strive for anything in the world, because you get pushed towards it in any case. Striving has always been nonsense. The German word "Streber" (striver – meaning swot or brown-noser) means something awful. And striving is just as awful. The world has a pull that drags you whether you like it or not, there's no need to strive. When you strive, you become a "Streber". You know what that means. It's hard to translate into another region." --Thomas Bernhard from an interview, 1986

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