Fathomaway Compass

Postcards tagged: Literary Excerpts

What the Hell is "Hygge"?

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.

Literary Excerpt: Seen One Taj, Seen Mahal

"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.

Literary Excerpt: "The Sun Also Rises"

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.

Literary Excerpt: "Jasmine and Fire"

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.

Intro to French

NEW YORK – Fathom hosted a book reading at McNally Jackson. Here's the photo recap.

Literary Excerpt: "A Traveler in Italy"

"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 Remembers, Paris Forgets

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?

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