“To know that one does not write for the other, to know that these things I am going to write will never cause me to be loved by the one I love (the other), to know that writing compensates for nothing, sublimates nothing, that it is precisely there where you are not—this is the beginning of writing.” —Roland Barthes, from A Lover’s Discourse: Fragments (Hill and Wang, 1979)
Frank Kafka / Czech writer from Prague. One of the most interesting persons to study and read. Gave us The Trial, The Castle, the Metamorphisis, and short stories to be read over and over; intriguing and dark.
On Wednesday, 7 August 1974, shortly after 7:15 a.m., Philippe Petit stepped off the South Tower and onto his 3/4" 6×19 IWRC (independent wire rope core) steel cable. He walked the wire for 45 minutes, making eight crossings between the towers, a quarter of a mile above the sidewalks of Manhattan.