1) I don’t give a shit what’s in your head. By which I mean if it isn’t on the page it doesn’t exist. The connection between your mind and the reader’s mind is language. Reading is not telepathy.
2) I don’t care whether you like the texts we study or you don’t. Like or dislike is a personal…
Authors love to use mixtapes as plot devices, but as Slate’s Dee Lockett points out, they rarely share the actual tracklists. (“Even Nick Hornby’s High Fidelity, in which the main character is obsessed with mixtapes, doesn’t reveal a full tracklist.”)
So Lockett compiled Spotify playlists for those rare books (and movies) that practice full mixtape transparency. (There’s even a playlist for the Eleanor & Park mixtape that’s all Joy Division’s “Love Will Tear Us Apart” on loop.) Get your headphones out and enjoy.
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Autumn, I need you…
Admont Abbey Library, Austria
Hello! You! Yes you!
Who crosses here in the avenue / Have you ever given your thoughts to poetry? / Has that guy who fled/ left a shredded syllable behind him? / and have teenage wars with a parent / who drove you insane / and not by chance / leave after them, on a good day that is, the crosses, clusters and dots that give words their sounds [ in Hebrew vowels are marked with dots and lines around the letters themselves.] / Sometimes a memory, hidden and scarce / is bundled into a punctuation mark/ And if a rhyme tortures you…
Wait a minute.
Then never mind.
[In Hebrew this poem rhymes like a lullaby]
Translation by Yuval Dotan & Leigh