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Get different.” The invitation – advertised in a comic book, printed on a weathered index card, etched on an office door in an underground railway station – lures a select if idiosyncratic clientele to the Salon Postisme. Specialties of the house: portals, intervals, alternate realities. “Look out, not in,” the Proprietor advises as you embark on your pilgrimage. The trail veers and descends: are you heading toward the future or the past, into the world or out of it? Has the trail become a labyrinth, a Möbius, an ouroboros, the Void? You begin to notice that the strangers you meet along the way bear uncanny resemblances to yourself...

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14 X Quotations from books at home

Then he took two more tiles off in order to drop down into the bathroom.1 The maid’s smiling expression and the serene landscapes hanging on the wall suggest a happy conclusion to the love story connected with the letter.2 But there were still other more vital practical influences at work.3

Never did mockers waste more idle breath.4 But no proof of this type ever establishes conclusively the proposition it is intended to maintain; it rests on the inability of the critic to find an alternative explanation.5

He paused in relish of the memory.6

Sans doute.7 When profitability is the primary object, technological innovation is likely to reinforce extant inequalities, making the resource-and-income poor information-poor as well.8

None of your business.9 Finally told me, said: I dont like the way this country is headed.10 To this act of revolt he added invective against his new colleagues, accusing them of propagating falsehood and thereby feeding the troubles of the world.11

Vous ne risquez pas d’être impoli.12

His search for it takes him through a number of histories of ancient Greece, which as usual he reads detective style, looking only for facts that may help him and discarding all those that don’t fit.13

I am at present so amazed to see myself ensnared, and as it were imprisoned in the labyrinths you have drawn me into, that on the sudden it cannot be expected I should find my way out. 14


1One Hundred Years of Solitude, Marquez, 1970
2Art Book Vermeer, DK Publishing, 1999
3Moby Dick, Melville, 1963
4A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Macmillan Shakespeare, 1971
5A History of Western Philosophy, 2nd Ed., The Classical Mind, Jones, 1952
6Of Mice and Men, Steinbeck, 1937
7L’Avare, Les Classiques Hachette, Molière, 2005
8Jihad vs. McWorld, Barber, 1995
9Watching the Tree Limbs, DeMuth, 2006
10No Country for Old Men, McCarthy, 2005
11History of Medicine, Hamlyn, 1968
12Vocabulaire du Français, CLE International, 2002
13Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, Pirsig, 1974
14Dialogues between Hylas and Philonous, Berkeley, 1962

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