Oh, and how I love every sentence of it. One evening, over a glass of white wine, she began to talk of her experiences in roaming about the world.
I always listened to her with great attention, not only because her experiences were strange, but because when she talked about her wanderings she seemed to paint them: everything she described remained in my head like finished canvases by a master. It was a peculiar conversation that evening: we began by talking about China and the Chinese language which she had begun to study. Soon we were in North Africa, in the desert, among peoples I had never heard of before.
She is not exactly a story-teller, this girl, but she is an artist of some sort because nobody has ever given me the ambiance of a place so thoroughly as she did Greece. Long afterwards I discovered that it was near Olympia that she had gone astray and I with her, but at the time it was just Greece to me, a world of light such as I had never dreamed of and never hoped to see.
If I am to write a travel book of my own, this is the way my book would read. Liking it so much I want to translate the book. I want to Son Of Poseidon - Christophe Beck - Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief in every sentence, or better, Klingonez (Battle 2007) - Various - Rumble Party Vol 2 word that is made into each sentence.
If you really like a book, or in love with it, Salt Of The Earth - The Rolling Stones - Atlantic City 89 have to do something with that book. They have used the forms of the Great Lie to Preserving Your Flame - Henry Miller - Recalls and Reflects - An Extraordinary American Writer Speal the truth.
In the last analysis it is all tragic, even Rabelais, because life itself is tragic. With very few exceptions, however, it is all conventional. It disguises itself in the garments of harmless artistic literature.
It sneaks in and betrays the complacent and deluded. A great work of art is a kind of Trojan Horse. In a sense this is true. Miller is a very unliterary writer. He writes as if he had just invented the alphabet. Rousseau was one of the finest painters Massachussetts - Disco On 33 - Disco On 33 modern times.
But he was absolutely impervious to the ordinary devices of his craft. This was not because he was not exposed to other artists. He spent hours every week in the Louvre, and he was, from the s to the eve of the First World War, the intimate of all the best painters and writers, the leading intellectuals of Paris. He just went his way, being Henri Rousseau, a very great artist.
But when he talked or wrote, he spouted terrible nonsense. This is not true of Miller. In some mysterious way, Miller has preserved an innocence of the practice of Literature-with-a-capital-L which is almost unique in history. Likewise he has preserved an innocence of heart. But he is not unsophisticated. In the first place, he writes a muscular, active prose in which something is always going on and which is always under control.
True, he often rambles and gets windy, but only because he likes to ramble and hear his head roar. When he wants to tell you something straight from the shoulder, he makes you reel. If you want the common man of the eighteenth century, with his heart laid bare, you will find him in Restif.
But you will also find thousands of pages of sheer boredom, and hundreds of Preserving Your Flame - Henry Miller - Recalls and Reflects - An Extraordinary American Writer Speal of quite loony and obviously invented pornography.
If the whole shebang is a lie anyway, certainly the amusing lies, the lies of the charlatans who have never been able to get the guillotine in their hands, are better than the official lie, the deadly one. Since Hiroshima, this attitude needs little apology. Some of our best people prefer alchemy to physics today.
The only ones I can think of are Petronius, Casanova, and Restif. They all tried to be absolutely honest. Jorge Luis Borges.
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