"The truth will set you free. But not until it is finished with you." Infinite Jest, David Foster Wallace
From David Foster Wallace’s essay on Kafka:
It’s not that students don’t “get” Kafka’s humor but that we’ve taught them to see humor as something you get — the same way we’ve taught them that a self is something you just have. No wonder they cannot appreciate the really central Kafka joke — that the horrific struggle to establish a human self results in a self whose humanity is inseparable from that horrific struggle. That our endless and impossible journey toward home is in fact our home.
Daily dose of Americana: This is a book of photographs that chronicle the Civil War as it is lived today in our Deep South - the decaying Doric columns, the plantations turned to ruin. It is heartbreaking and enormously beautiful all at once. Published in honor of the Sesquicentennial of the War Between the States; the anniversary began on April 12 of this year.
All photography by my mother’s dear friend Nell Dickerson. Nell is an architect, a Hollywood set designer, and a fourth-generation cotton farmer with ties to her families ancestral land in the heart of the Mississippi Delta.
View a preview of GONE here.