Berfrois

April 2015

Tomas Tranströmer (1931-2015)

Tomas Tranströmer (1931-2015)

For Tranströmer is ever conscious of the split between the fact of routine and a truth of the imagination.

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Everyday I’m Tumblin by Nicholas Rombes

Everyday I’m Tumblin by Nicholas Rombes

Wildly distorted to the point of chaos, the information is nonetheless not dead. Nothing, really, dies. Nothing dies. Nothing dies.

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University managers have become a class apart…

University managers have become a class apart…

British universities, though still not-for-profit charities, are being hastily fashioned after private companies and the consequent narrowing of higher education’s raison d'être.

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Filip Noterdaeme on Kenneth Goldsmith

Filip Noterdaeme on Kenneth Goldsmith

“The Body of Michael Brown”; an attempt, as it is, of an intellectual, resolute, unemotional, detached, blasé, imperious person, to cast into literature not merely his wit and arrogance, but pre-existing form and content, unaltered, regardless of convention

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Virginia Woolf at Sheffield Place

Virginia Woolf at Sheffield Place

by Virginia Woolf The great ponds at Sheffield Place at the right season of the year are bordered with red, white and purple reflections, for rhododendrons are massed upon the banks and when the wind passes over the real flowers the water flowers shake and break into each other....

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‘Freud tended to dodge political questions’

‘Freud tended to dodge political questions’

The problem with the V-2 rocket, wrote George Orwell from London, is that “unlike most other projectiles, it gives you time to think.

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