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Haruki Murakami

The sense of tragedy – according to Aristotle – comes, ironically enough, not from the protagonist’s weak points but from his good qualities. Do you know what I’m getting at? People are drawn deeper into tragedy not by their defects but by their virtues. … [But] we accept irony through a device called metaphor. And… Continue reading Haruki Murakami

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Louis Armand

Who’s there? A piece of graffiti in spiral lamplight says “failure makes possible.” Footsteps in reverberating stutter: this unended search to be satisfied — hour-by-hour circling the périphérique. A sameness of things in the same places, the grey tide, the discomfort of sleep. Louis Armand, from “Léon Paul Fargue,” Blackbox Manifold, Issue 11, (Winter 2013)

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