27 February 2011

Porque domingo é dia de ler um livro.

"One grows up with the stoical passions of a would-be hero and ends up, with any luck, an epicurean, savoring pleasures too nuanced and fleeting to be compatible with the monumental aspirations of youth. The template is from Montaigne but carries a validity that streches at least as late as the Antimémories of Malraux: an all too Western world of Resistance heroics yields to an asthetic realm of ongoing metamorphosis as the author-psychonaut makes his way to India and points east. I too appear to have followed the template, but in my own case what strikes me is how..." (p.1)

Adventures in the French Trade: Fragments Toward a Life by Jeffrey Mehlman