These fragments I have shored against my ruins. -T.S. Eliot

These fragments I have shored against my ruins.  -T.S. Eliot

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Roussel on Light


















“Whatever I wrote was surrounded by rays of light,” a young Raymond Roussel told his psychoanalyst, Pierre Janet. “I used to close the curtains, for I was afraid that the shining rays emanating from my pen might escape into the outside world through even the smallest chink; I wanted suddenly to throw back the screen and light up the world.”

-Alice Gregory, from “New Impressions: Raymond Roussel and the upside of crazy” +

Art: Joseph Beuys, Untitled, 1965