A la recherche du temps perdu











"I must kill memory once and for all,
I must turn my soul to stone,
I must learn to live again—"
—  Anna Akhmatova, from “The Sentence" in Complete Poems, trans. Judith Hemschemeyer

Ilya Schtutza
(via mpdrolet)

Ilya Schtutza

(via mpdrolet)


"Even when I’m in the dark I’m in the dark with you."
—  Alice Fulton, from “Triptych for Topological Heart

"A poem can be made of anything."
—  William Carlos Williams, from Kora in Hell in Imaginations

"There was no Purple suitable —
You took it all with you —"
—  Emily Dickinson, from “[1320]

Artemisia Gentileschi, Judith Slaying Holofernes (detail), c. 1614-20

Artemisia Gentileschi, Judith Slaying Holofernes (detail), c. 1614-20


"This mad game of writing."
—  Stéphane Mallarmé

as quoted in Maurice Blanchot’s The Infinite Conversation, trans. Susan Hanson

"I send no string of pearls,
no bracelet — accept this."
—  H. D., from “Sea Garden" in Collected Poems

So I picked my summer reading list for 3:AM Magazine.

What are you reading?


Robert Bresson, Four Nights of a Dreamer, 1971

Robert Bresson, Four Nights of a Dreamer, 1971


"Reading in no way obliges us to understand."
—  Jacques Lacan, Seminar XX, trans. Bruce Fink

"I have rarely desired an end
to my desires."
—  Kathleen Graber, from “Book Nine" of The Eternal City

"Desire is no light thing."
—  Anne Carson, Autobiography of Red

He Chongyue(via wood s lot)

He Chongyue

(via wood s lot)


"And thus the heart will break, yet brokenly live on."
—  George Gordon, Lord Byron, Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage