Postcards tagged: Literary Excerpts
When you can't find words for what you're trying to say in any language, you need to look for it in German. A new book by Ben Schott.
"Why should I spend time and money on things and places I'm not interested in when so many overlooked experiences beckon?" An excerpt from Matt Gross's The Turk Who Loved Apples.
The steer ran awkwardly and the bull caught him, hooked him lightly in the flank, and then turned away and looked up at the crowd on the walls, his crest of muscle rising.
COPENHAGEN – If you want to get to know Denmark and the Danish — and right now everyone does — then we have to start with the basics.
BEIRUT — I'm starting to feel like I own the city again. I'm memorizing it physically, learning the routes. Route/routine. It hits me that this is what a routine is — a kind of route.
BURGUNDY – One-handed cheese service can be a challenge when a stationary cheese board is on the table. The ability to pirouette amid a boisterous Burgundy-fueled throng struck me as a miracle.
NEW YORK – Fathom hosted a book reading at McNally Jackson. Here's the photo recap.
"She was probably in her mid- eighties, slightly taller than Sarkozy." An excerpt from Rosecrans Baldwin's new book.
"I forgot that I was looking at the ruin of a picture and thought I might be seeing it when Leonardo was slowly, and bit by bit, building it up." An excerpt from H.V. Morton's "A Traveler in Italy."
PARIS – Was living here part of a carefully cultivated image, a way to give rich patrons the edgy thrill of slumming? Or did building a little house cost that much money, even here?