Friday, August 12, 2016

Smoke and ink

Walter Benjamin:

If the smoke from the tip of my cigarette and the ink from the nib of my pen flowed with equal ease, I would be in the Arcadia of my writing.

“Fancy Goods,” in One-Way Street , trans. Edmund Jephcott (Cambridge: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2016).
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Benjamin on collectors : Handwriting and typing : Metaphors for writing : On readers and writers : On writing materials

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