Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Disconcerting Fictional Encounter of the Day

We neared our destination, The Trade Towers. Smoke still drifted near the base of the south tower, where the latest blast had occurred. Our operations were located in the north tower, as was Mister Dryden's downtown apartment. To the right of the towers, near the river's edge, stood the beginnings of the floodwall. When the possibility of the Green first showed itself, years ago, the city borrowed funds from the Old Man toward the construction of a fifty-foot wall intended to surround Manhattan. The funds were no less liquid than the waters to be fought and were mostly diverted to other campaigns. The floodwall ran only from the towers south to the Battery. Traditional American handicraft was employed in the wall's construction, and so most of it had collapsed.
Jack Womack, Ambient (1988)

Sunday, October 28, 2012


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Lord Melody (1926-1988)

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It Allegedly Came From The Depths...

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Thursday, October 18, 2012

Collette Renard (1924-2010)

Quel vocabulary lesson! More information here.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Adolph de Mayer (1868-1949)

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William B. Dyer (1860-1931)

L'Allegro (1907). More phorogravures here.

C. Yarnall Abbott (1870-1938)

Photographer. More, brief, information here.

Frederick Rolfe (1860-1913)

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Alasdair Gray (1934- )

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Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Vakhtang Chabukiani (1910-1992)

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Monday, October 08, 2012

Tatiana Mikhailovna Vecheslova (1910-1991)

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