November 7th, 2005

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нарцисс

Эту картину я увидел случайно, проходя мимо какой-то галереи по дороге от станции метро Filles du Calvaire к ресторану, куда мы шли ужинать. Она мне очень понравилась. Честное слово, "в жизни" она куда лучше (и больше: в натуральную величину примерно), чем на этой репродукции, которую я нашёл в сети:



Narcisse
Francine van Hove, 2004


Художницу зовут Франсин ван Хов, француженка, 1942 г. рождения.
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they have loved reading

Цитата из концовки небезынтересного эссе Вирджинии Вульф "How one should read a book?"

Yet who reads to bring about an end, however desirable? Are there not some pursuits that we practise because they are good in themselves, and some pleasures that are final? And is not this among them? I have sometimes dreamt, at least, that when the Day of Judgment dawns and the great conquerors and lawyers and statesmen come to receive their rewards—their crowns, their laurels, their names carved indelibly upon imperishable marble—the Almighty will turn to Peter and will say, not without a certain envy when he sees us coming with our books under our arms, “Look, these need no reward. We have nothing to give them here. They have loved reading.”