“Was not their mistake once more bred of the life of slavery that they had been living?—a life which was always looking upon everything, except mankind, animate and inanimate—‘nature,’ as people used to call it—as one thing, and mankind as another, it was natural to people thinking in this way, that they should try to make ‘nature’ their slave, since they thought ‘nature’ was something outside them” — William Morris

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Carnivorous Carnival

If you haven't read Lemony Snicket then you should treat yourself to A Series of Unfortunate Events, even if you don't have a child to read it to. It's funny, Expressionist kids' horror. Brilliant. Book 9 is called The Carnivorous Carnival and it features the Caligari Carnival and Madame Lulu (Berg eat your heart out).

Each book comes with a wonderful warning not to read it—the ultimate in allure.

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