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We have lived a few days on the seashore, with the wave banging up at us. Also over the river, beyond the ferry, there is the flat silvery world, as in the beginning, untouched: with pale sand, and very much … Continue reading →...

Emotional outbursts

on Jun 29, 2019 in: Writing

The individual in his rationality is determined by the rationality of capital which he encounters as a force of nature, which he experiences daily and which therefore must appear to him as rational through and through. His protest against this …...

When we decline

on Jun 17, 2019 in: Writing

Only a god can still save us. I think the only possibility of salvation left to us is to prepare readiness, through thinking and poetry, for the appearance of the god or for the absence of the god during the … Continue reading →...

The world’s night

on Jun 15, 2019

The essence of technology comes to the light of day only slowly. This day is the world’s night, rearranged into merely technological day. This day is the shortest day. It threatens a single endless winter. Not only does protection now … Conti...

A new start

on May 29, 2019

Hermitage, Berks. Thursday, April, 1917 My dear Lady Cynthia, – I didn’t ring you up, because on Sunday, suddenly, I collapsed with sickness and diarrhoea, and was quite seedy. Then just as suddenly on Tuesday, my soul inspired itself and …...

A very oblique method

on Mar 26, 2019

I must remember that my method of survival has always been a very oblique method. A kind of success through failure, programme of dogged resistance to discouragement and constant bobbing up again after apparently final slap-downs and knock-outs . . &...

A terrible Viking

on Mar 23, 2019 in: Writing

We go to Sheringham with N. and K. to see the Viking festival. Among the crowds are people dressed as Vikings. There’s a Viking village where people are practising ancient Nordic crafts. N. is interested in the iron forge. On … Continue readi...