Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Pablo Neruda on Julio Cortázar
“Anyone who doesn’t read Cortázar is doomed. Not to read him is a grave invisible disease which in time can have terrible consequences. Something similar to a man who had never tasted peaches. He would be quietly getting sadder, noticeably paler, and probably little by little, he would lose his hair. I don’t want those things to happen to me, and so I greedily devour all the fabrications, myths, contradictions, and mortal games of the great Julio Cortázar.”
Pablo Neruda on Julio Cortázar, from the August 26 installment of the daily newsletter I receive from Today in Literature.
Image: Julio Cortázar (click to enlarge).
O, Willie brewed a peck o’ malt . . . The Burns Glossary: the last nine lines beginning with the letter O added to the Index of First Lines.
An amusing bumper sticker added to Useless Information.