2017年1月22日日曜日

Quotes 2017 #22

"The rule is not not to eat animal meat. The rule is not to kill. So when we encounter a dead doe on the road, we express our gratitude to Earth and eat it. We must eat it so that life is not wasted. When we stumble upon a dead pigeon in the dark, we thank Heaven and pluck it. Thus I've eaten rabbits, weasels, raccoons."

Kyoko Yoshida, "Squirrel Heaven"

I just love, love, love this piece. She's definitely one of the most exciting English-language writers today!

2017年1月21日土曜日

Quotes 2017 #21

"The first stuffed animals were produced, and the most expensive were covered with real animal skin--usually the skin of still-born calves."

John Berger, About Looking.

2017年1月20日金曜日

Quotes 2017 #20

"Essays should always be written neatly and legibly. Only a bad essay-writer forgets to apply himself to the clarity of both the thoughts and the letters. You should always think first before you write."

Robert Walser, A Schoolboy's Diary (Damion Searls trans.)

2017年1月19日木曜日

コヨーテ歩き撮り

更新情報を忘れていました。昨年1月から月に2回、勁草書房のウェブサイト「けいそうビブリオフィル」で「コヨーテ歩き撮り」という旅行写真の連載をしています。その最新版は、これ。

http://keisobiblio.com/2017/01/10/coyote025/

ときどき、ごらんください!

Quotes 2017 #19

When I was four I followed my youngest uncle
five miles across fields reclaimed from the sea,
on and on until my little legs were buckling
by the time we reached the sea that went soaring up to the sky.


Ko Un, "The Wife from Kwi Island"

2017年1月18日水曜日

Quotes 2017 #18

"Here I am inclined to fight windmills, because I cannot yet say the thing I really want to say." (Ich bin hier geneigt, gegen Windmühlen zu kämpfen, weil ich das noch nicht sagen kann, was ich eigentlich sagen will.)

Wittgenstein, On Certainty.

2017年1月17日火曜日

Quotes 2017 #17

"Supermarket produce sections have long been one of America's underappreciated wonders. We think of supermarkets as being the places where food is bought and sold, but they are simply the most visible part of the massive, hidden network that sprawls out beneath them---and this is especially true when it comes to produce."

Tracie McMillan, The American Way of Eating.