June 29, 2013

An Abridged Life - Nabokov and Cemeteries

"...and although there is plenty of space on a gravestone to contain, bound in moss, the abridged version of a man's life, detail is always welcome." 
Vladimir Nabokov - Laughter in the Dark

June 6, 2013

Image and Story: Death, Bergman, Levi, Reveille

"In the brutal nights we used to dream
Dense violent dreams,
Dreamed with soul and body:
To return; to eat; to tell the story.
Until the dawn command
Sounded brief, low
And the heart cracked in the breast."
~ Primo Levi Reveille (excerpt)