Thursday, June 16, 2005

spoils of war

At the bookstore, we sell far more postcards than books. This is starting to depress me. (Better than Thomas Friedman, but still.) Such beautiful pictures, all the time. The 'aura' she is dead.

Gertrude Stein (Alice) on dust:

"I always say that you cannot tell what a picture really is or what an object really is until you dust it every day and you cannot tell what a book is until you type it or proof-read it. It then does something to you that only reading never can do."

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