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Louis Aragon

“The inner meaning of a surrealist text is of the greatest importance since it is that inner meaning that gives the text a precious revelatory quality.”

 

Bruno Schulz

“I have come to see my chronic depression derives from . . . spending every other minute testing the balance of satisfaction in exploring the art of happiness . . . To build a life on work, on activity, declaring independence from the barometer of happiness — this is the right way to organize a life.”

Bruno Schulz

Djuna Barnes, Nightwood

“No one will be much or little except in someone else’s mind, so be careful of the minds you get into …”

Djuna Barnes, Nightwood

Frankfurt Book Fair #2

The Book Fair starts tomorrow/today and, who knows, might yield something unexpected (for Aardvarks after Dark) or, more expected, yield nothing; and I am in hospital for 24 hours for a long over-due shoulder operation (calcium deposits being removed from tendons). In the event I do not survive this minor procedure rest assured that provisions have been made for a speedy dispensation; and let me say, “It’s been swell.”

Frankfurt Book Fair

If you’re at the Frankfurt Book Fair (12 – 16 October) do drop by the PANZ (Publishers Association of New Zealand) desk – where a mock-up of Aardvarks after Dark is on display, along with a group of self-published books by Kiwi authors. It’s pretty close to how I’d imagined it, though it doesn’t have enough illustrations – so I’m hoping a publisher will come along with an offer to make that happen!

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