Write Place, Write Time: Elif Batuman →
writeplacewritetime: Finding the right workspace, for me, involved a lot of trial and error. In the end, this workspace turned out to be in some undergrowth. It might not look luxurious, but there’s room for everything I need: a cup of tea, a reference volume or two, a spiral notebook and pen, and of course my IMAGINATION.
Salman Rushdie: A Globe of Heaven: The whole story →
salmanrushdie1: A GLOBE OF HEAVEN by Salman Rushdie A celestial globe is a portrait not of the earth but of the skies. Globe-makers in many cultures - Persian, Mayan, Indian, European - over the centuries made many such representations of the heavens and of the pictures they saw there, working in papier-mâché,…
Those who still wanted to know what the earth was like had after all only to listen to some gramophone, or to look into some cinematophote. And even the lecturers acquiesced when they found that a lecture on the sea was none the less stimulating when compiled out of other lectures that had already been delivered on the same subject. ‘Beware of first- hand ideas!’ exclaimed one of the most...
“There is no one home in the world tonight. Everyone is out of range. The cradles are empty, the boughs broken down. Trees go helter-skelter and the wheel is creaking on its shaft. Hit me, I say to the dealer. Hit me again.” From “Casino”, Joyce Sutphen, Poetry