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Friday, October 30, 2020

Rare Shells and Stratagems

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 11:15 AM

Patricia Lockwood quoting Nabokov โ€”

‘I saw the board as a square pool of limpid water
with rare shells and stratagems rosily visible
upon the smooth tessellated bottom, which
to my confused adversary was all ooze and
squid-cloud.’ Conceptions of space, dimension,
movement, strategy.

โ€” London Review of Books ,
Vol. 42 No. 21 ยท 5 November 2020

Related images โ€”

From this journal on October 26:

From this journal this morning:

A dancer forms a heart shape with her hands. Finishing the gesture,
she recovers the point missing from the bottom of the above shield . . .

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