söndag 21 mars 2010

Citerat från veckans läsning

"Litteraturhistoria i Sverige tycks vara en balsamering av dagsrecensionerna av böcker fast förkrympta till mumier så att d kan rymmas på ett och samma ställe i minnenas benhus."
Ivar Lo-Johansson, ur "Arbetardiktningen och litteraturhistorien" i BLM 1975, återtryckt i Allt det spännande finns hos arbetarklassen

"Souls are some form of electromagnetic field that continue to inhabit the body after death. Bones crackling with strange and imperceptible energetic activity. And we buried them[...]infecting the dirt with our souls. We burned them, scattering land and water with the living ashes of our souls."
Warren Ellis, ur Planetary: Spacetime Archaeology

"trying to get a laugh out of the end of the world is an act of faith in the indestructibility of our species. Nietzsche's Zarathustra (better known these days as the progenitor of Slan) said, 'Let me have hobgoblins around me for I am courageous.' To laugh at what you fear is the primordial human gesture, at least until something better comes along."
Robert Sheckley 1980 ur introduktionen till antologin After the fall, red. Sheckley

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