Friday, August 16, 2013

Everything I read by Zagajewski... something I like to read.
Venice was emblematic and enigmatic; palaces were reflected in the murky canal water; the same water seemed to reflect all the poems written about the city. Rilke and Alexander Blok floated in the dark waters. Chateaubriand was walking nearby. Hofmannsthal looked with awe at churches, museums, and human beings.
                 -- from The Veneto as a Magnifying Glass

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