2017 tidings- The Lonely City: Adventures in the Art of Being Alone, Olivia Laing (2016)

I hope this book is as gratifying as these posts seem to suggest. Brainpickings have linked it to Arendt‘s loneliness and totalitarianism and Virginia Wolf’s loneliness and creativity . One of the most popular BCC culture’s posts was an extract by Laing on Edward Hopper. A book might be recommended by its hyperlinks- who knows. […]

[Updated] On Townhouse gallery and dust as a condition of the city

This Friday I was in a family occasion. One of my distant relatives is married to a ex-student of mine. For the lack of any common interest between me and my relatives, these family occasions are usually silent moments for me where I get to catch up on my e-mails and respond politely to satisfy […]