The Raymond Chandler Map of Los Angeles
“What in heaven’s name was the real essence of this beauty? Was it the precision of nature with its physical laws, or was it nature’s mercilessness, ceaselessly resisting man’s understanding?”
― Kōbō Abe, The Woman in the Dunes
Anthony Perkins browsing a bookstall on Fourth Avenue, NYC, 1958.
Some of Edward Gorey's bookporn illustrations.
"I’m stuffed with literature. I don’t talk to anyone."
Charles Baudelaire in a letter to Caroline Aupick. August 3rd, 1838 (via days-of-reading)
The question is: do you like me?
From The Cornhill Magazine vol. 39, London, 1879.
Trailer: 'Inherent Vice' - Dec 12
Written and directed by Paul Thomas Anderson, starring Reese Witherspoon, Jena Malone, Joaquin Phoenix, Josh Brolin, Owen Wilson, Michael K Williams, Benicio Del Toro, Eric Roberts, Maya Rudolph, Martin Short, Jillian Bell and Anders Holm.
"He sat on the floor and put the razor-blade into his vest-pocket. Putting it in, his fingers touched his lighter. He took the lighter out and looked at it. A cunning gleam came into his one open eye as he looked at the lighter. The gleam was not sane.”
― Dashiell Hammett, The Glass Key
Alfred Eisenstaedt Woman Eating Spaghetti in Restaurant, no. 5 of 6.