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The Social Photo by Nathan Jurgenson

Luckenbooth by Jenni Fagan

Finding Them Gone: Visiting China’s Poets of the Past by Bill Porter aka Red Pine (reread)

Sarah Jane by James Sallis (reread)

The Guru Principle by Shenpen Hookham

Read My Desire: Lacan Against the Historicists by Joan Copjec

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(from Scumbo: Tales of Love, Sex and Death)

She’d been working there for about three weeks before my visit. I didn’t want to go there. I wanted to meet her in a cafe, but she’d lost her driver’s licence, and the bus took too long to get to the centre of town. She’d have had barely any time to eat and talk with me before she had to head back there.

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The Woodside Inn, Glasgow, seen from outside at night

I fired a shotgun twenty years ago. The ricochet hit me today.

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(from Get Out As Early As You Can)

All I had to do was cut his face.

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(from Scumbo: Tales of Love, Sex and Death)

I know people who like being at home when it’s raining. Sitting in front of a fire, dry and warm as the rain throws itself against the windows in spiteful frustration.

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Drawing of old woman in chair knitting

Tam was always afraid of ghosts, but he didn’t want to hide from them.

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(from Scumbo: Tales of Love, Sex and Death)

“I don’t know

How it’s going to end

But I hope that we

Can meet again”

—Shonen Knife

I waited outside the theatre, but they didn’t show up. I was a few minutes late, but I’d have expected Andy to wait for me. It would be at least another thirty minutes before the movie started. Maybe Leanne had gotten impatient and dragged him inside.

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Discourses by Niccolo Machiavelli

The Poetics of Space by Gaston Bachelard

Minima Moralia by Theodor Adorno

Riot. Strike. Riot. by Joshua Clover

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Beyond the Ruins: The Fight Against Environmental Breakdown by various

Fictitious Capital: How Finance Is Appropriating Our Future by Cedric Durand

Breasts and Eggs by Kawakami Mieko (reread)

Fragrant Palm Leaves by Thich Nhat Hanh (reread)

Things We Say in the Dark by Kirsty Logan

Stonehouse’s Poems for Zen Monks translated by Red Pine (reread)

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