David Jones, artist and poet (1895-1974) begins his PREFACE TO THE ANATHEMATA :

'I have made a heap of all that I could find.' (1) So wrote Nennius, or whoever composed the introductory matter to Historia Brittonum. He speaks of an 'inward wound' which was caused by the fear that certain things dear to him 'should be like smoke dissipated'. Further, he says, 'not trusting my own learning, which is none at all, but partly from writings and monuments of the ancient inhabitants of Britain, partly from the annals of the Romans and the chronicles of the sacred fathers, Isidore, Hieronymous, Prosper, Eusebius and from the histories of the Scots and Saxons although our enemies . . . I have lispingly put together this . . . about past transactions, that [this material] might not be trodden under foot'. (2)

(1) The actual words are coacervavi omne quod inveni, and occur in Prologue 2 to the Historia.
(2) Quoted from the translation of Prologue 1. See The Works of Gildas and Nennius, J.A.Giles, London 1841.

23 November 2012

Bon Appétit ] "You are what you eat" (

"Dis-moi ce que tu manges, je te dirai ce que tu es." 
Tell me what you eat and I will tell you what you are. 
Anthelme Brillat-Savarin, Physiologie du Gout, ou Meditations de Gastronomie Transcendante, 1826 
from HERE

"Don’t think you’re going bananas when you read the titles of all the works on display by Peter Tyndall at Anna Schwartz. They are all the same."

read full article at  Concrete Playground

Actually, the original of the above image has the text "New Tempting ways to serve BANANAS". Which makes the knowing wink of this self-serving banana seem even more curious.

 A Person Looks At A Work Of Art/

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