One evening, I sat Beauty in my lap. — And I found her bitter. — And I reviled her. — Arthur Rimbaud, A Season in Hell: Prologue. Originally published in 1873 by French writer Arthur Rimbaud. It is the only work that was published by Rimbaud himself.
The dual substance of Christ— the yearning, so human, so superhuman, of man to attain to God or, more exactly, to return to God and identify himself with him— has always been a deep inscrutable mystery to me. This nostalgia for God, at once so mysterious and so real, has opened in me large wounds… Continue reading Nikos Kazantzakis