My Lapham's Quarterly arrived a few weeks ago, Means of Communication.
These collections are wonderful, with entries bite-sized but provocative enough to leave me thinking. Juxtaposing thinkers through millennia, across cultures and alternating between text and visuals it feeds the soul.
Many of this month's selections can be accessed online, which is a good thing, because I seem to have mislaid this hard copy more than a few times in my travels. It's popped up again, and I'm thankful.
Some of my favourites from this edition's pages:
|The History of Life Written Across Her Face, |
Margot Humphrey, 1991
Methinks the human method of expression by sound of tongue is very elementary and ought to be substituted for some ingenious invention which should be able to give vent to at least six coherent sentences at once
- Virginia Wolf, 1899
Plus, advice on setting type in Venice (1514); Body Language; selections of poetry from ancient Babylon; notes made in the margins of medieval texts by bored monks and beautiful images
|White Noise, by Graham Dean, 2007|
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