Schlagwort-Archiv: Literatur

Brave Old Drink.

Among the classical stimulants, tea, coffee and maté are, thank goodness, almost completely harmless.

Aldous Huxley: Brave New World Revisited

Tick, Trick und Lack.

Note that the brightest hue of the three is red (Huey), the color of water, dew, is blue (Dewey), and that leaves Louie, and leaves are green.

Dave Smith in Disney A to Z as cited in Wikipedia: Huey, Dewey, and Louie: Colors of Huey, Dewey, and Louie's outfits

A lot of X.

Cory Doctorow has authored the Bhagavad Gita of hacker / maker / burner / open source / git / gnu / wiki / 99% / adjunct faculty / Anonymous / shareware / thingiverse / cypherpunk / LGTBQIA* / squatter / upcycling culture and zipped it down into a pretty damned tight techno-thriller with a lot of sex in it.

Neal Stephenson about Walkaway


Reading behavior is also tied to gender: female respondents report having read male and female authors, with a slight preference for the former. Male respondents mainly report to have read male authors. The men who do read female authors, give higher scores to their novels than female respondents do; female respondents give lower average scores to works by female authors than male respondents. The idea that more female judges would benefit female authors, is thus most likely incorrect. Respondents were also asked to motivate one rating of a novel. Again, there are differences between female and male authors — even when I only isolate the female respondents. The first are judged according to content, the second to structural and formal characteristics.

C.W.Koolen: Reading beyond the female — The relationship between perception of author gender and literary quality.


Could a linguist, could a grammarian, could even a mathematician have seen what she did, have witnessed their appearance together, and heard their history of it, without feeling that circumstances had been at work to make them peculiarly interesting to each other?

Jane Austen: Emma


Oh, who, in the enthusiasm of a daydream, has not wished that he were a wanderer in a world of summer wilderness, with one fair and gentle being hanging lightly on his arm?

Nathaniel Hawthorne: Roger Malvin's Burial

Rüssel in Brüssel.

Zusammenhänge müssen nicht wirklich bestehen, aber ohne sie würde alles zerfallen.

Robert Menasse: Die Hauptstadt

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