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October 10th, 2009

Newly translated Rainer Rilke writings: Paris Review

XII.
In books there are recorded the fortunes of those who were especially happy or unhappy, especially holy or hateful in their hearts. Then there are episodes from the life of each one: hopes and revelations, secrets and swoonings, ordered according to the alphabet of age and experience. They talk in those books either about girls in the country or girls in the city, or maybe about an only daughter taken out of one setting and placed into the other. They describe either a girl nothing happens to or a girl everything happens to, but they have a special predilection for cases where both take place, one after the other—this is felt to be particularly thrilling and educational and is now customary in novels and with anyone who deals with manufactured stories, events, and destinies.
—Translated from German by Damion Searls
Preorder The Inner Sky: Poems, Notes, Dreams Rainer Maria Rilke’s The Inner Sky: Poems, Notes, and Dreams, translated by Damion Searls and due out from David R. Goodine on October 15.

Antony and the Johnsons – Single EP Aeon and Crazy in Love – great way to start the day: Aeon

After Antony a good long set of house sounds from Global Underground it puts me in the mood for Saturday: Afterhours 5

Sounds like a good read on bicycling: A Dog in a Hat: An American Bike Racer’s Story of Mud, Drugs, Blood, Betrayal, and Beauty in Belgium

Got to get me this: The List

an afternoon ride out on the desert 86° hardly any headwinds – the best way to spend the afternoon

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