Sunday, June 01, 2008

Weary For Words

I have moved most of our books, of the 4500-5000 tomes in our possession, 60-70% are there. I can't say it has been gruelling, as opposed to carrying sheets of drywall. There has been the expected nostalgic charge to such, enough so that I pulled a volume out of box at the new house and brought it back here. Illuminations by Walter Benjamin is an important book to me, though not a favorite. I prefer the travel writings of the other volume, but Illuminations does boast a powerful introduction by Hannah Arendt and the first essays afterwards is Unpacking My Library, reading such a few years was enjoyable, aided by breezes and a liter of water.


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