Wednesday, March 16, 2011

A small room above a bay window. A single bed, a table and chair, and a sink. I could manage something larger, with more conveniences, but I could never match the view.

On my pillow, Lucas and Morrow's collagist masterpiece What a Life! (1911), subtitled (for this edition) "The Humorous Dadaist Classic", and not (as originally published) "An Autobiography".

I like the book's "Preface", as it speaks to what I see (too) when viewing certain texts:

"As adventure is to the adventurous, so is romance to the romantic. One man searching the pages of Whiteley's General Catalogue will find only facts and prices; another will find what we think we have a found -- a deeply-moving human drama."

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