— Katherine Mansfield, from a letter to Ottoline Morrell (May 1921)
1935 “copyright edition” of Journal of Katherine Mansfield, published by The Albatross Press.
I love the stern “not to be introduced into the British Empire or the U.S.A.” printed in small lettering.
One of several little odds and ends I picked up last weekend at the San Francisco Public Library’s annual Big Book Sale that I plan to scan and post soon.
- “awkwardly we bump into stars
we see nothing we hear nothing
we beat with our fists on the dark ether”— Zbigniew Herbert, from “First the Dog,” trans....
- “Things have dropped from me. I have outlived certain desires; I have lost friends, some by death… others through sheer inability to cross the street.”
- “So, I say, what of the night, the terrible night?”— Djuna Barnes, Nightwood