Thursday, 2 January 2014

I am a boorish anti-social man like Karl Marx with no charm or warmness [2 Jan 1997]

I am a boorish, anti-social man like Karl Marx, with no charm or warmness. I want to keep people at a distance, because when they get close they’ll see I don’t know what to do or say, I’ll just sit there like a block of wood and that’s humiliating, and they’ll sneer and make their distaste evident; so better to avoid them and avoid that. Now they sneer but they make themselves look thick and ugly because I know it’s unjust.

Wednesday, 1 January 2014

A return to the venality of Paris 1875 [1 Jan 1997]

A return to the venality of Paris 1875, but the pain is still very real and very close.