Sunday, June 24, 2007

Spoor Of A Quarry

"Thus a German huntsman will stick a nail taken from a coffin into the fresh spoor of a quarry, believing that this will hinder the animal from escaping" - Sir James Frazer, The Golden Bough.

Hunted out today on a second-hand book market:
  • Yukio Mishima, "At The Banquet";
  • Jorge Luis Borges, "The Book Of Imaginary Beings";
  • Colin M. Turnbull, "The Forest People. A Study Of The Pygmies Of The Congo" (check out a pygmy elephant hunting song, recorded by Turnbull, here);
  • Curzio Malaparte, "The Skin";
  • Clifford Geertz, "The Religion Of Java";
  • Rainer Maria Rilke, "The Lay of the Love and Death of Cornet Christoph Rilke";
  • Friedrich Nietzsche, "Götzen-Dämmerung";
  • Friedrich Nietzsche, "Mensliches Allzumensliches, Ein Buch Für Freie Geister".

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