Author Archives: ubu507

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memory documentation and manipulation

eve of destruction

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Two ways of looking at a Cautious Coquette

— 1959/1963

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Veronica

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Bunny Summer

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Female figurine holding breasts

Near Eastern, Levantine, Syrian Early Bronze Age 3200–2800 B.C. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

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The Dud Avocado by Elaine Dundy, NYRB Classics

Recently a woman named Tracy Tynan published a memoir (which — full disclosure — I haven’t read), that seems to center, like so many these days, on how awful mommy and daddy were. Her father was that once famous enfant … Continue reading

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Body

…nudity was never a straightforward proposition, but rather an opportunity for denial, deferral, displacement and deception. — Michael D. Garval, Cleo de Merode and the Rise of Modern Celebrity Culture

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Shadow Chairs

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Helian

In the solitary hours of the spirit It is beautiful to walk in the sun Along the yellow walls of summer. – Georg Trakl

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Lady in Red

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