Monthly Archives: February 2015

Spleen by Charles Baudelaire

Spleen J’ai plus de souvenirs que si j’avais mille ans. Un gros meuble à tiroirs encombré de bilans, De vers, de billets doux, de procès, de romances, Avec de lourds cheveux roulés dans des quittances, Cache moins de secrets que … Continue reading

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Notes from Adorno, ‘Theses on Need’

This rather hard to find text was recently translated by Keston Sutherland and a digitised version kindly sent to me by a prolapsarian. An improved (OCR’d) scan is now available at The text seems to me to relate to … Continue reading

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The Preacher and the Slave

* The photo above is something of a mystery, apparently showing Father Joseph Williamson preaching outdoors in Cable Street, his son holding the cross. At the time the street was famous for Nigerian, Ghanaian and Maltese cafes, bars and brothels. … Continue reading

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