Sunday, June 27, 2010

Charles Simic

There are always such men in cities. Solitary wanderers in long-outmoded overcoats, they sit in modest restaurants and side-street cafeterias eating a soft piece of cake.
-Charles Simic, Dime-Store Alchemy The Art of Joseph Cornell

His great hero was Gérard de Nerval, famous for promenading the streets of Paris with a live lobster on a leash.
-Charles Simic, Dime-Store Alchemy The Art of Joseph Cornell

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